On 5/4/11, StoneMor Partners L P (NYSE:STON) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.585, payable on 5/16/11. As a percentage of STON's recent stock price of $27.53, this dividend works out to approximately 2.12%, so look for shares of StoneMor Partners L P to trade 2.12% lower — all else being equal — when STON shares open for trading on 5/4/11.
Below is a dividend history chart for STON, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.585 declared by StoneMor Partners L P:
STON 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 STON is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
STON operates in the Consumer Services sector, among companies like Standard Parking Corp (NASDAQ:STAN) which is up about 0.5% today, and Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) trading lower by about 0.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of STON, versus STAN and TISI.
In Tuesday trading, StoneMor Partners L P shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.
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