Reminder - Intact Financial (IFC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 12/12/13, Intact Financial Corp (TSX: IFC.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.44, payable on 12/31/13. As a percentage of IFC's recent stock price of $68.49, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%, so look for shares of Intact Financial Corp to trade 0.64% lower — all else being equal — when IFC shares open for trading on 12/12/13.

Below is a dividend history chart for IFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.44 declared by Intact Financial Corp:

IFC+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from IFC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of IFC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Intact Financial Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, IFC's low point in its 52 week range is $56.44 per share, with $69.43 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $68.55.

In Tuesday trading, Intact Financial Corp shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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