Ex-Div Reminder for Central Securities (CET)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/5/15, Central Securities (CET) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.20, payable on 6/23/15. As a percentage of CET's recent stock price of $21.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.92%, so look for shares of Central Securities to trade 0.92% lower — all else being equal — when CET shares open for trading on 6/5/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CET, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Central Securities:

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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 CET is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of CET shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Central Securities 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CET's low point in its 52 week range is $20.71 per share, with $24.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.83.

In Wednesday trading, Central Securities shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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