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Reminder - Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (ASCA) Goes Ex-Dividend 5/26/11

By Market News Video Staff, Tuesday, May 24, 10:27 AM ET
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On 5/26/11, Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.105, payable on 6/15/11. As a percentage of ASCA's recent stock price of $22.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ASCA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.105 declared by Ameristar Casinos, Inc.:

ASCA Dividend History
Date Div*
02/25/11 0.105
12/21/10 0.105
09/08/10 0.105
05/27/10 0.105
02/25/10 0.105
11/27/09 0.105
09/22/09 0.105
07/15/09 0.105
05/07/09 0.105
09/29/08 0.105
06/19/08 0.105
02/27/08 0.105
11/28/07 0.103
08/29/07 0.103
05/30/07 0.103
02/27/07 0.103
11/28/06 0.094
08/28/06 0.094
05/25/06 0.094
02/27/06 0.094
11/28/05 0.078
08/30/05 0.078
06/02/05 0.078
02/25/05 0.078
11/26/04 0.062
08/27/04 0.062
06/14/04 0.062
04/12/04 0.062
* 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 ASCA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ASCA makes up 3.47% of the Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment Portfolio ETF (AMEX:PEJ) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

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ASCA operates in the Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants & Travel sector, among companies like Cheesecake Factory Inc. (NASDAQ:CAKE) which is down about 1% today, and Avis Budget Group Inc (NASDAQ:CAR) trading up by about 1.1%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of ASCA, versus CAKE and CAR.

ASCA,CAKE,CAR Relative Performance Chart In Tuesday trading, Ameristar Casinos, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.


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