Reminder - Cypress Semiconductor (CY) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/23/13, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. ( CY) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.11, payable on 1/16/14. As a percentage of CY's recent stock price of $10.07, this dividend works out to approximately 1.09%, so look for shares of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to trade 1.09% lower — all else being equal — when CY shares open for trading on 12/23/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.11 declared by Cypress Semiconductor 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 CY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.37% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CY shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CY's low point in its 52 week range is $8.61 per share, with $13.23 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.07.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CY makes up 2.10% of the SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF ( XSD) which is trading lower by about 0.9% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. shares are currently off about 1.7% on the day.

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