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Ex-Div Reminder for PriceSmart Inc (PSMT)

By Dividend Channel Staff, Tuesday, August 9, 10:19 AM ET
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On 8/11/11, PriceSmart Inc (NASDAQ:PSMT) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.30, payable on 8/31/11. As a percentage of PSMT's recent stock price of $53.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PSMT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.30 declared by PriceSmart Inc:

PSMT Dividend History
Date Div*
02/11/11 0.300
08/11/10 0.250
02/10/10 0.250
08/12/09 0.250
02/11/09 0.250
10/10/08 0.160
04/11/08 0.160
10/11/07 0.160
04/11/07 0.160
* 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 PSMT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PSMT makes up 4.02% of the Dynamic Retail Portfolio ETF (AMEX:PMR) which is trading higher by about 1.2% on the day Tuesday.

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PSMT operates in the Department Stores sector, among companies like Saks, Inc. (SKS) which is off about 3.4% today, and Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) trading up by about 0.8%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of PSMT, versus SKS and BIG.

PSMT,SKS,BIG Relative Performance Chart In Tuesday trading, PriceSmart Inc shares are currently up about 3.1% on the day.


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