Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/17/15, Greif Inc (GEF - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.42, payable on 1/1/16. As a percentage of GEF's recent stock price of $30.71, this dividend works out to approximately 1.37%, so look for shares of Greif Inc to trade 1.37% lower — all else being equal — when GEF shares open for trading on 12/17/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GEF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.42 declared by Greif Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GEF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.47% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GEF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Greif Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GEF's low point in its 52 week range is $27.58 per share, with $48.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.69.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GEF makes up 2.22% of the Guggenheim Timber ETF ( CUT) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Greif Inc shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.