Cash Dividend On The Way From American Vanguard (AVD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/24/13, American Vanguard Corp. ( AVD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 1/10/14. As a percentage of AVD's recent stock price of $23.23, this dividend works out to approximately 0.22%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AVD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by American Vanguard 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 AVD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AVD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

American Vanguard Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AVD's low point in its 52 week range is $21.83 per share, with $34.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.21.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AVD makes up 1.41% of the S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio ETF ( PSCM) which is trading higher by about 0.9% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, American Vanguard Corp. shares are currently off about 2% on the day.

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