Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/28/13, Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 9/18/13. As a percentage of MLAB's recent stock price of $64.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.22%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MLAB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Mesa Laboratories, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MLAB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.87% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MLAB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MLAB's low point in its 52 week range is $45.10 per share, with $67.70 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $64.68.
In Monday trading, Mesa Laboratories, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.8% on the day.