Reminder - Manning & Napier (MN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/13/14, Manning & Napier Inc. (MN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.16, payable on 2/3/14. As a percentage of MN's recent stock price of $17.36, this dividend works out to approximately 0.92%, so look for shares of Manning & Napier Inc. to trade 0.92% lower — all else being equal — when MN shares open for trading on 1/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.16 declared by Manning & Napier 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 MN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.69% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Manning & Napier Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MN's low point in its 52 week range is $13.14 per share, with $20.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.25.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MN makes up 1.93% of the iShares Enhanced U.S. Small-Cap ETF ( IESM) which is trading lower by about 0.6% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Manning & Napier Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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