Ex-Div Reminder for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA)

On 8/20/14, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. (TSX: RBA.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 9/12/14. As a percentage of RBA's recent stock price of $26.33, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when RBA shares open for trading on 8/20/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for RBA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc.:

RBA+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 RBA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RBA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, RBA's low point in its 52 week range is $18.76 per share, with $28.37 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.33.

In Monday trading, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.

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