Ex-Div Reminder for Precision Drill (PD)

On 8/6/14, Precision Drill Corporation (TSX: PD.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 8/20/14. As a percentage of PD's recent stock price of $13.44, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.

Below is a dividend history chart for PD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Precision Drill Corporation:

PD+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.79% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Precision Drill Corporation 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PD's low point in its 52 week range is $9.20 per share, with $15.65 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.45.

In Tuesday trading, Precision Drill Corporation shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.

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