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Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT) Will Trade Ex-Div on 8/26/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Wednesday, August 24, 10:06 AM ET
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On 8/26/11, Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.36, payable on 9/12/11. As a percentage of ESLT's recent stock price of $42.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ESLT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.36 declared by Elbit Systems Ltd.:

ESLT Dividend History
Date Div*
05/20/11 0.360
03/25/11 0.360
11/26/10 0.360
08/27/10 0.360
05/21/10 0.360
03/29/10 0.360
11/27/09 0.360
08/26/09 0.360
05/29/09 0.300
03/20/09 0.800
12/08/08 0.220
08/22/08 0.200
05/30/08 0.200
03/28/08 0.180
11/23/07 0.170
08/24/07 0.160
05/24/07 0.160
03/28/07 0.160
11/24/06 0.150
08/25/06 0.150
06/02/06 0.150
03/27/06 0.140
11/25/05 0.140
09/01/05 0.130
06/03/05 0.130
04/01/05 0.130
11/26/04 0.130
09/08/04 1.800
06/09/04 0.110
12/16/03 0.100
08/22/03 0.100
11/29/02 0.090
08/26/02 0.080
05/31/02 0.080
04/26/02 0.080
06/01/01 0.080
12/07/00 0.080
06/23/00 0.080
05/12/00 0.080
04/28/00 0.090
12/03/99 0.090
06/25/99 0.060
04/16/99 0.050
12/24/98 0.050
08/31/98 0.050
07/01/98 0.050
04/15/98 0.050
12/18/97 0.050
09/03/97 0.050
06/26/97 0.050
* 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 ESLT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.42% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ESLT makes up 1.05% of the Aerospace & Defense Portfolio ETF (AMEX:PPA) which is trading higher by about 0.3% on the day Wednesday.

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ESLT operates in the Aerospace & Defense sector, among companies like Avcorp Industries, Inc. (TSE:AVP.CA) which is trading flat today, and Universal Security Instruments, Inc. (AMEX:UUU) trading relatively unchanged. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of ESLT, versus AVP.CA and UUU.

ESLT,AVP.CA,UUU Relative Performance Chart

In Wednesday trading, Elbit Systems Ltd. shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.


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