Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Gas Natural Inc. (EGAS) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.045, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of EGAS's recent stock price of $10.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%.
Below is a dividend history chart for EGAS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.045 declared by Gas Natural Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EGAS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EGAS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EGAS's low point in its 52 week range is $8.13 per share, with $11.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.40.
In Thursday trading, Gas Natural Inc. shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.