On 1/12/12, Hot Topic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOTT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 1/30/12. As a percentage of HOTT's recent stock price of $6.95, this dividend works out to approximately 1.01%.
Below is a dividend history chart for HOTT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Hot Topic Inc.:
HOTT 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 HOTT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.03% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
HOTT operates in the Apparel Stores sector, among companies like Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) which is up about 0.3% today, and Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE:LTD) trading up by about 0.7%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of HOTT, versus ROST and LTD.
In Wednesday trading, Hot Topic Inc. shares are currently down about 1.7% on the day.
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