Ex-Div Reminder for Meridian Bioscience (VIVO)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/17/16, Meridian Bioscience Inc. (VIVO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 12/1/16. As a percentage of VIVO's recent stock price of $16.79, this dividend works out to approximately 1.19%, so look for shares of Meridian Bioscience Inc. to trade 1.19% lower — all else being equal — when VIVO shares open for trading on 11/17/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VIVO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Meridian Bioscience 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 VIVO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VIVO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Meridian Bioscience Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VIVO's low point in its 52 week range is $15.75 per share, with $21.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.73.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, VIVO makes up 1.03% of the First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund ETF ( FVL) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Meridian Bioscience Inc. shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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