Ex-Div Reminder for CSS Industries (CSS)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/26/14, CSS Industries, Inc. ( CSS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 3/14/14. As a percentage of CSS's recent stock price of $27.36, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of CSS Industries, Inc. to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when CSS shares open for trading on 2/26/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CSS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by CSS 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 CSS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CSS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

CSS Industries, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CSS's low point in its 52 week range is $21.57 per share, with $31.94 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $27.36.

In Monday trading, CSS Industries, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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