Ex-Div Reminder for Columbia Seligman Premium Tech (STK)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/13/14, Columbia Seligman Premium Tech G ( STK) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4625, payable on 2/26/14. As a percentage of STK's recent stock price of $15.57, this dividend works out to approximately 2.97%, so look for shares of Columbia Seligman Premium Tech G to trade 2.97% lower — all else being equal — when STK shares open for trading on 2/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for STK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4625 declared by Columbia Seligman Premium Tech G:

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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 STK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 11.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of STK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Columbia Seligman Premium Tech G 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, STK's low point in its 52 week range is $13.77 per share, with $16.41 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.52.

In Tuesday trading, Columbia Seligman Premium Tech G shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.

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