Reminder - Collectors Universe (CLCT) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/14, Collectors Universe Inc ( CLCT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.325, payable on 8/29/14. As a percentage of CLCT's recent stock price of $19.74, this dividend works out to approximately 1.65%, so look for shares of Collectors Universe Inc to trade 1.65% lower — all else being equal — when CLCT shares open for trading on 8/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CLCT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.325 declared by Collectors Universe 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 CLCT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CLCT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Collectors Universe Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CLCT's low point in its 52 week range is $14.00 per share, with $23.75 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.88.

In Monday trading, Collectors Universe Inc shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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