Ex-Div Reminder for EMC Insurance Group (EMCI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/21/15, EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 6/2/15. As a percentage of EMCI's recent stock price of $34.79, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of EMC Insurance Group Inc. to trade 0.72% lower — all else being equal — when EMCI shares open for trading on 5/21/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EMCI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by EMC Insurance Group 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 EMCI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.87% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of EMCI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

EMC Insurance Group Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EMCI's low point in its 52 week range is $28.14 per share, with $35.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $34.79.

In Tuesday trading, EMC Insurance Group Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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