Reminder - Houston Wire & Cable (HWCC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/15, Houston Wire & Cable Co (HWCC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 5/29/15. As a percentage of HWCC's recent stock price of $9.25, this dividend works out to approximately 1.30%, so look for shares of Houston Wire & Cable Co to trade 1.30% lower — all else being equal — when HWCC shares open for trading on 5/14/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HWCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Houston Wire & Cable Co:

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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 HWCC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of HWCC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Houston Wire & Cable Co 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HWCC's low point in its 52 week range is $9.03 per share, with $14.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.25.

In Tuesday trading, Houston Wire & Cable Co shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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