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Methode Electronics, Inc. (MEI) Will Trade Ex-Div on 10/12/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, October 10, 10:56 AM ET
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On 10/12/11, Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 10/28/11. As a percentage of MEI's recent stock price of $8.27, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%.

Below is a dividend history chart for MEI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Methode Electronics, Inc.:

MEI Dividend History
Date Div*
07/13/11 0.070
04/13/11 0.070
01/12/11 0.070
10/13/10 0.070
07/14/10 0.070
04/14/10 0.070
01/13/10 0.070
10/14/09 0.070
07/15/09 0.070
04/15/09 0.070
01/14/09 0.070
10/15/08 0.070
07/16/08 0.050
04/16/08 0.050
01/16/08 0.050
10/10/07 0.050
07/11/07 0.050
04/11/07 0.050
01/10/07 0.050
10/11/06 0.050
07/12/06 0.050
04/11/06 0.050
01/11/06 0.050
10/12/05 0.050
07/13/05 0.050
04/13/05 0.050
01/12/05 0.050
10/13/04 0.050
07/13/04 0.050
04/13/04 0.050
01/14/04 0.090
10/10/03 0.050
07/11/03 0.050
04/11/03 0.050
01/13/03 0.050
10/10/02 0.050
07/11/02 0.050
04/11/02 0.050
01/11/02 0.050
10/11/01 0.050
07/11/01 0.050
04/10/01 0.050
01/10/01 0.050
10/11/00 0.050
07/12/00 0.050
04/12/00 0.050
01/12/00 0.050
10/13/99 0.050
07/16/99 0.050
04/13/99 0.050
01/13/99 0.050
10/13/98 0.050
07/13/98 0.050
04/13/98 0.050
01/13/98 0.050
10/10/97 0.050
07/11/97 0.050
04/11/97 0.050
01/13/97 0.050
10/23/96 0.050
07/11/96 0.050
04/11/96 0.040
01/10/96 0.040
10/11/95 0.060
* 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 MEI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.39% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

MEI operates in the Electronic Equipment & Products sector, among companies like Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX) which is up about 2% today, and Belden Inc (NYSE:BDC) trading higher by about 4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of MEI, versus CGNX and BDC.

MEI,CGNX,BDC Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Methode Electronics, Inc. shares are currently up about 4.5% on the day.


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