Reminder - Oil-Dri Corp. Of America (ODC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/14, Oil-Dri Corp. of America (ODC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 8/29/14. As a percentage of ODC's recent stock price of $29.48, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Oil-Dri Corp. of America to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when ODC shares open for trading on 8/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ODC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Oil-Dri Corp. of America:

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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 ODC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.71% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ODC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Oil-Dri Corp. of America 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ODC's low point in its 52 week range is $28.71 per share, with $41.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.85.

In Monday trading, Oil-Dri Corp. of America shares are currently off about 0.8% on the day.

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