Cash Dividend On The Way From Great-West Lifeco (GWO)

On 2/27/14, Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX: GWO.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3075, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of GWO's recent stock price of $31.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.98%, so look for shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc. to trade 0.98% lower — all else being equal — when GWO shares open for trading on 2/27/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for GWO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3075 declared by Great-West Lifeco 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 GWO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.92% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GWO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Great-West Lifeco Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GWO's low point in its 52 week range is $25.58 per share, with $33.56 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $31.28.

In Tuesday trading, Great-West Lifeco Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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