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Reminder - Altera Corp. (ALTR) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, August 6, 10:41 AM ET
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On 8/8/12, Altera Corp. (NASDAQ:ALTR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 9/4/12. As a percentage of ALTR's recent stock price of $35.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ALTR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by Altera Corp.:

ALTR Dividend History
Date Div*
05/08/12 0.080
02/08/12 0.080
11/08/11 0.080
08/08/11 0.080
05/06/11 0.060
02/08/11 0.060
11/08/10 0.060
08/06/10 0.060
05/06/10 0.050
02/08/10 0.050
11/06/09 0.050
08/06/09 0.050
05/07/09 0.050
02/06/09 0.050
11/06/08 0.050
08/07/08 0.050
05/08/08 0.050
02/07/08 0.040
11/07/07 0.040
08/08/07 0.040
05/08/07 0.040
* 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 ALTR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ALTR makes up 4.28% of the Semiconductor ETF (AMEX:SMH) which is trading up by about 0.3% on the day Monday.

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In Monday trading, Altera Corp. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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