Reminder - Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/18/13, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. ( AGM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 12/31/13. As a percentage of AGM's recent stock price of $33.93, this dividend works out to approximately 0.35%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AGM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp.:

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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 AGM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.41% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AGM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AGM's low point in its 52 week range is $26.38 per share, with $37.91 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $33.93.

In Monday trading, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.

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