ESIO Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/28/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/28/14, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. ( ESIO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 9/12/14. As a percentage of ESIO's recent stock price of $7.68, this dividend works out to approximately 1.04%, so look for shares of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. to trade 1.04% lower — all else being equal — when ESIO shares open for trading on 8/28/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ESIO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Electro Scientific Industries, 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 ESIO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.17% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ESIO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ESIO's low point in its 52 week range is $5.96 per share, with $12.33 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.67.

In Wednesday trading, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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