Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/11/13, Gas Natural Inc. (EGAS) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.045, payable on 7/31/13. As a percentage of EGAS's recent stock price of $10.82, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%.
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 4.99% 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 $10.84 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.82.
In Wednesday trading, Gas Natural Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.