Ex-Div Reminder for Oil-Dri Corp. of America (ODC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/15, Oil-Dri Corp. of America (ODC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 3/6/15. As a percentage of ODC's recent stock price of $32.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of Oil-Dri Corp. of America to trade 0.62% lower — all else being equal — when ODC shares open for trading on 2/18/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ODC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Oil-Dri Corp. of America:

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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 ODC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ODC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Oil-Dri Corp. of America 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ODC's low point in its 52 week range is $24.02 per share, with $36.27 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.04.

In Tuesday trading, Oil-Dri Corp. of America shares are currently down about 1.7% on the day.

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