Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/13, Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.025, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of MRTN's recent stock price of $21.79, this dividend works out to approximately 0.11%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MRTN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.025 declared by Marten Transport, Ltd.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MRTN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.46% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MRTN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MRTN's low point in its 52 week range is $16.75 per share, with $22.39 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.79.
In Monday trading, Marten Transport, Ltd. shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.