Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/17/14, Greif Inc (GEF - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.42, payable on 10/1/14. As a percentage of GEF's recent stock price of $48.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of Greif Inc to trade 0.87% lower — all else being equal — when GEF shares open for trading on 9/17/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GEF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.42 declared by Greif Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GEF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.47% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of GEF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Greif Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GEF's low point in its 52 week range is $45.55 per share, with $56.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $48.29.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GEF makes up 2.52% of the Guggenheim Timber ETF ( CUT) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Greif Inc shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.