Ex-Div Reminder for American Science & Engineering (ASEI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/21/15, American Science & Engineering Inc (ASEI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.50, payable on 6/3/15. As a percentage of ASEI's recent stock price of $39.94, this dividend works out to approximately 1.25%, so look for shares of American Science & Engineering Inc to trade 1.25% lower — all else being equal — when ASEI shares open for trading on 5/21/15.

START SLIDESHOW:
Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen »

Below is a dividend history chart for ASEI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.50 declared by American Science & Engineering Inc:

ASEI+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ASEI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ASEI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

American Science & Engineering Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ASEI's low point in its 52 week range is $36.32 per share, with $72.73 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.94.

In Tuesday trading, American Science & Engineering Inc shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

More from Stocks

3 Things Investors Must Know for Monday

3 Things Investors Must Know for Monday

Street Stats: The Mid-Term Elections May Be a Rollercoaster Ride for Investors

Street Stats: The Mid-Term Elections May Be a Rollercoaster Ride for Investors

What You Need to Know About Facebook and Europe's New Privacy Rules

What You Need to Know About Facebook and Europe's New Privacy Rules

8 Bold Moves General Motors Could Make to Rev Up Its Battered Stock Price

8 Bold Moves General Motors Could Make to Rev Up Its Battered Stock Price

Is Your Investment Portfolio Prepared for Trade Wars, Inflation and More Trump?

Is Your Investment Portfolio Prepared for Trade Wars, Inflation and More Trump?