On 6/3/11, Destination Maternity Corp (NASDAQ:DEST) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.175, payable on 6/28/11. As a percentage of DEST's recent stock price of $20.58, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%.
Below is a dividend history chart for DEST, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.175 declared by Destination Maternity Corp:
DEST 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 DEST is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
DEST operates in the Apparel Stores sector, among companies like Cache, Inc. (NASDAQ:CACH) which is off about 1.9% today, and Syms Corp. (SYMS) trading up by about 0.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of DEST, versus CACH and SYMS.
In Wednesday trading, Destination Maternity Corp shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.
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