Reminder - HSBC Holdings (HSEA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/15, HSBC Holdings plc ( HSEA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5078, payable on 7/15/15. As a percentage of HSEA's recent stock price of $26.59, this dividend works out to approximately 1.91%, so look for shares of HSBC Holdings plc to trade 1.91% lower — all else being equal — when HSEA shares open for trading on 6/26/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HSEA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5078 declared by HSBC Holdings plc:

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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 HSEA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.64% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HSEA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

HSBC Holdings plc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HSEA's low point in its 52 week range is $25.80 per share, with $26.96 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.59.