Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/1/13, American Select Portfolio (SLA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0575, payable on 11/20/13. As a percentage of SLA's recent stock price of $9.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of American Select Portfolio to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when SLA shares open for trading on 11/1/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SLA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0575 declared by American Select Portfolio:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SLA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SLA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

American Select Portfolio 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SLA's low point in its 52 week range is $9.31 per share, with $11.47 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.68.

In Wednesday trading, American Select Portfolio shares are currently trading flat on the day.