On 5/17/11, Columbia Sportswear Co. (NASDAQ:COLM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 6/2/11. As a percentage of COLM's recent stock price of $69.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%.
Below is a dividend history chart for COLM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Columbia Sportswear Co.:
COLM Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from COLM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
COLM operates in the Textiles & Apparel sector, among companies like Hallwood Group Inc. (AMEX:HWG) which is trading flat today, and Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWS) trading relatively unchanged. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of COLM, versus HWG and CRWS.
In Friday trading, Columbia Sportswear Co. shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.
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