Ex-Div Reminder for Maple Leaf Foods (MFI)

On 9/3/14, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.04, payable on 9/30/14. As a percentage of MFI's recent stock price of $20.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.20%.

Below is a dividend history chart for MFI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.:

MFI+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 MFI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.79% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MFI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MFI's low point in its 52 week range is $12.76 per share, with $20.81 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.28.

In Tuesday trading, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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