Reminder - Destination Maternity (DEST) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/3/14, Destination Maternity Corp (DEST) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 9/26/14. As a percentage of DEST's recent stock price of $19.52, this dividend works out to approximately 1.02%, so look for shares of Destination Maternity Corp to trade 1.02% lower — all else being equal — when DEST shares open for trading on 9/3/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DEST, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Destination Maternity Corp:

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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 DEST is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of DEST shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Destination Maternity Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, DEST's low point in its 52 week range is $16.23 per share, with $32.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.52.

In Tuesday trading, Destination Maternity Corp shares are currently up about 1% on the day.

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