Cash Dividend On The Way From Simpson Manufacturing

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/30/14, Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 10/23/14. As a percentage of SSD's recent stock price of $29.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SSD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Simpson Manufacturing Co., 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 SSD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SSD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SSD's low point in its 52 week range is $29.55 per share, with $37.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.55.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SSD makes up 1.15% of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) which is trading higher by about 0.1% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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