Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/4/14, Micrel, Inc. (MCRL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/20/14. As a percentage of MCRL's recent stock price of $12.36, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%.Below is a dividend history chart for MCRL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Micrel, Inc.: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MCRL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.62% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MCRL shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, MCRL's low point in its 52 week range is $8.97 per share, with $12.80 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.31. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MCRL makes up 2.74% of the PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Portfolio ETF ( PSI) which is trading up by about 4.5% on the day Friday. In Friday trading, Micrel, Inc. shares are currently up about 4.5% on the day.
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