Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/12/13, MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 10/1/13. As a percentage of MSL's recent stock price of $15.33, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when MSL shares open for trading on 9/12/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for MSL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MSL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.09% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MSL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MSL's low point in its 52 week range is $13.91 per share, with $17.44 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.33.
In Tuesday trading, MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.