On 5/5/11, National Instruments Corp. (NASDAQ:NATI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1, payable on 5/31/11. As a percentage of NATI's recent stock price of $29.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%.
Below is a dividend history chart for NATI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1 declared by National Instruments Corp.:
NATI 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 NATI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
NATI operates in the Electronic Equipment & Products sector, among companies like Molex Inc (NASDAQ:MOLX) which is off about 0.2% today, and Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) trading up by about 0.2%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of NATI, versus MOLX and WWD.
In Wednesday trading, National Instruments Corp. shares are currently down about 1.5% on the day.
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