Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/25/14, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (Symbol: SMG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.45, payable on 9/10/14. As a percentage of SMG's recent stock price of $58.59, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co to trade 0.77% lower - all else being equal - when SMG shares open for trading on 8/25/14.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SMG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.07% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SMG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
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