Reminder - Standard Motor Products (SMP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/13/14, Standard Motor Products, Inc. ( SMP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.13, payable on 3/3/14. As a percentage of SMP's recent stock price of $31.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SMP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.13 declared by Standard Motor Products, 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 SMP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.67% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SMP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Standard Motor Products, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SMP's low point in its 52 week range is $21.75 per share, with $39.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $31.27.

In Tuesday trading, Standard Motor Products, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.

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