Ex-Div Reminder for Houston Wire & Cable (HWCC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/14, Houston Wire & Cable Co ( HWCC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.11, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of HWCC's recent stock price of $13.41, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of Houston Wire & Cable Co to trade 0.82% lower — all else being equal — when HWCC shares open for trading on 2/18/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HWCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.11 declared by Houston Wire & Cable Co:

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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 HWCC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HWCC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Houston Wire & Cable Co 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HWCC's low point in its 52 week range is $11.48 per share, with $15.0719 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.41.

In Friday trading, Houston Wire & Cable Co shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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