Reminder - Gluskin Sheff (GS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 2/13/14, Gluskin Sheff SV (TSX: GS.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of GS's recent stock price of $30.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Gluskin Sheff SV to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when GS shares open for trading on 2/13/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for GS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Gluskin Sheff SV:

GS+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 GS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Gluskin Sheff SV 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GS's low point in its 52 week range is $17.09 per share, with $31.80 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.86.

In Tuesday trading, Gluskin Sheff SV shares are currently off about 0.9% on the day.

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