Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/27/13, Silvercorp Metals Inc (SVM - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.025, payable on 1/21/14. As a percentage of SVM's recent stock price of $2.36, this dividend works out to approximately 1.06%, so look for shares of Silvercorp Metals Inc to trade 1.06% lower — all else being equal — when SVM shares open for trading on 12/27/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SVM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.025 declared by Silvercorp Metals Inc:

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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 SVM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.24% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SVM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Silvercorp Metals Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SVM's low point in its 52 week range is $2.18 per share, with $5.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $2.40.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SVM makes up 3.00% of the Junior Gold Miners ETF ( GDXJ which is trading higher by about 1.8% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Silvercorp Metals Inc shares are currently up about 2.2% on the day.