Reminder - Materion (MTRN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/17/15, Materion Corp (MTRN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.085, payable on 3/3/15. As a percentage of MTRN's recent stock price of $37.16, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MTRN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.085 declared by Materion 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 MTRN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MTRN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Materion Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MTRN's low point in its 52 week range is $26.64 per share, with $40.604 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $37.16.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MTRN makes up 1.07% of the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF ( XME) which is trading up by about 2.2% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Materion Corp shares are currently up about 1% on the day.

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