Reminder - Ampco-Pittsburgh (AP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/13/15, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. (AP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 1/30/15. As a percentage of AP's recent stock price of $18.53, this dividend works out to approximately 0.97%, so look for shares of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. to trade 0.97% lower — all else being equal — when AP shares open for trading on 1/13/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp.:

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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 AP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.89% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of AP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AP's low point in its 52 week range is $16.45 per share, with $24.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.53.

In Friday trading, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.

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