SPTN Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/30/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/30/13, Spartan Stores Inc (SPTN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of SPTN's recent stock price of $23.62, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SPTN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Spartan Stores Inc:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SPTN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SPTN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Spartan Stores Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SPTN's low point in its 52 week range is $13.62 per share, with $24.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.73.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SPTN makes up 2.51% of the S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio ETF ( PSCC) which is trading higher by about 0.3% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Spartan Stores Inc shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.

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