Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/29/13, Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. (DGAS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 6/15/13. As a percentage of DGAS's recent stock price of $22.92, this dividend works out to approximately 0.79%, so look for shares of Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. to trade 0.79% lower — all else being equal — when DGAS shares open for trading on 5/29/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for DGAS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DGAS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.14% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DGAS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, DGAS's low point in its 52 week range is $17.08 per share, with $24.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.92.
In Tuesday trading, Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. shares are currently up about 2% on the day.