Reminder - Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/13/14, Meridian Bioscience Inc. (VIVO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 11/28/14. As a percentage of VIVO's recent stock price of $17.03, this dividend works out to approximately 1.17%, so look for shares of Meridian Bioscience Inc. to trade 1.17% lower — all else being equal — when VIVO shares open for trading on 11/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VIVO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Meridian Bioscience 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 VIVO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.70% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of VIVO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Meridian Bioscience Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VIVO's low point in its 52 week range is $16.55 per share, with $27.72 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.04.

In Tuesday trading, Meridian Bioscience Inc. shares are currently off about 1.2% on the day.

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