Reminder - Span-America Medical Systems (SPAN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/21/14, Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (SPAN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 12/11/14. As a percentage of SPAN's recent stock price of $19.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.76%, so look for shares of Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. to trade 0.76% lower — all else being equal — when SPAN shares open for trading on 11/21/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SPAN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by Span-America Medical Systems, 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 SPAN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.04% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SPAN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SPAN's low point in its 52 week range is $16.68 per share, with $25.02 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.75.

In Wednesday trading, Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.3% on the day.

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