Reminder - Stage Stores (SSI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/28/14, Stage Stores Inc. (SSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.125, payable on 3/19/14. As a percentage of SSI's recent stock price of $19.51, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%, so look for shares of Stage Stores Inc. to trade 0.64% lower — all else being equal — when SSI shares open for trading on 2/28/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.125 declared by Stage Stores 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 SSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Stage Stores Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SSI's low point in its 52 week range is $18.39 per share, with $29.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.48.

In Wednesday trading, Stage Stores Inc. shares are currently up about 1.6% on the day.

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