Ex-Div Reminder for North West (NWC)

On 9/26/14, North West Co Inc. (TSX: NWC.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.29, payable on 10/15/14. As a percentage of NWC's recent stock price of $22.60, this dividend works out to approximately 1.28%, so look for shares of North West Co Inc. to trade 1.28% lower — all else being equal — when NWC shares open for trading on 9/26/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for NWC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.29 declared by North West Co Inc.:

NWC+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 NWC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NWC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

North West Co Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NWC's low point in its 52 week range is $22.41 per share, with $29.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.60.

In Wednesday trading, North West Co Inc. shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.

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