Reminder - National Presto Industries (NPK) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/27/14, National Presto Industries, Inc. ( NPK) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $1.00, payable on 3/14/14. As a percentage of NPK's recent stock price of $81.18, this dividend works out to approximately 1.23%, so look for shares of National Presto Industries, Inc. to trade 1.23% lower — all else being equal — when NPK shares open for trading on 2/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NPK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.00 declared by National Presto 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 NPK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NPK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

National Presto Industries, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NPK's low point in its 52 week range is $67.32 per share, with $81.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $81.24.

In Tuesday trading, National Presto Industries, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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