Ex-Div Reminder for EMC Insurance Group (EMCI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/5/14, EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.23, payable on 9/16/14. As a percentage of EMCI's recent stock price of $30.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of EMC Insurance Group Inc. to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when EMCI shares open for trading on 9/5/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EMCI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.23 declared by EMC Insurance Group 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 EMCI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of EMCI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

EMC Insurance Group Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EMCI's low point in its 52 week range is $26.23 per share, with $36.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.68.

In Wednesday trading, EMC Insurance Group Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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