Reminder - Asa Gold And Precious Metals (ASA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/15/13, Asa Gold and Precious Metals Limited (ASA) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.15, payable on 11/26/13. As a percentage of ASA's recent stock price of $13.28, this dividend works out to approximately 1.13%, so look for shares of Asa Gold and Precious Metals Limited to trade 1.13% lower — all else being equal — when ASA shares open for trading on 11/15/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ASA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by Asa Gold and Precious Metals Limited:

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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 ASA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.26% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ASA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Asa Gold and Precious Metals Limited 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ASA's low point in its 52 week range is $11.52 per share, with $22.83 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.28.

In Wednesday trading, Asa Gold and Precious Metals Limited shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.

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