Reminder - Absolute Software (ABT) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 2/5/14, Absolute Software Corp (TSX: ABT.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of ABT's recent stock price of $7.11, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Absolute Software Corp to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when ABT shares open for trading on 2/5/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for ABT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Absolute Software Corp:

ABT+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ABT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.38% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ABT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Absolute Software Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ABT's low point in its 52 week range is $5.10 per share, with $8.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.03.

In Monday trading, Absolute Software Corp shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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