Reminder - Pan American Silver (PAA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 8/21/14, Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAA.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.125, payable on 9/5/14. As a percentage of PAA's recent stock price of $15.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.79%, so look for shares of Pan American Silver Corp. to trade 0.79% lower — all else being equal — when PAA shares open for trading on 8/21/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for PAA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.125 declared by Pan American Silver Corp.:

PAA+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 PAA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.17% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PAA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Pan American Silver Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PAA's low point in its 52 week range is $10.18 per share, with $17.41 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.77.

In Tuesday trading, Pan American Silver Corp. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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