Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/8/13, Marine Products Corp. (MPX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.03, payable on 6/10/13. As a percentage of MPX's recent stock price of $7.16, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MPX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.03 declared by Marine Products Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MPX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.68% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MPX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MPX's low point in its 52 week range is $4.96 per share, with $7.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.16.
In Monday trading, Marine Products Corp. shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.