NP Ex-Dividend Reminder - 2/12/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/12/14, Neenah Paper Inc ( NP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.24, payable on 3/4/14. As a percentage of NP's recent stock price of $43.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Neenah Paper Inc to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when NP shares open for trading on 2/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.24 declared by Neenah Paper 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 NP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Neenah Paper Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NP's low point in its 52 week range is $27.44 per share, with $44.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $43.52.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, NP makes up 1.72% of the S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio ETF ( PSCM) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Neenah Paper Inc shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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