Reminder - Spartan Motors (SPAR) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/10/16, Spartan Motors, Inc. ( SPAR) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.05, payable on 12/15/16. As a percentage of SPAR's recent stock price of $7.61, this dividend works out to approximately 0.66%, so look for shares of Spartan Motors, Inc. to trade 0.66% lower — all else being equal — when SPAR shares open for trading on 11/10/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SPAR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Spartan Motors, 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 SPAR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.31% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SPAR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Spartan Motors, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SPAR's low point in its 52 week range is $2.61 per share, with $10.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.61.

In Wednesday trading, Spartan Motors, Inc. shares are currently down about 2.4% on the day.

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