ESIO Ex-Dividend Reminder - 2/25/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/25/14, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 3/13/14. As a percentage of ESIO's recent stock price of $9.22, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. to trade 0.87% lower — all else being equal — when ESIO shares open for trading on 2/25/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ESIO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Electro Scientific Industries, 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 ESIO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.47% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ESIO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ESIO's low point in its 52 week range is $9.00 per share, with $12.80 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.22.

In Friday trading, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.

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