Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/20/13, MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 12/2/13. As a percentage of MWV's recent stock price of $34.82, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of MeadWestvaco Corp. to trade 0.72% lower — all else being equal — when MWV shares open for trading on 11/20/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for MWV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by MeadWestvaco Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MWV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.87% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MWV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MWV's low point in its 52 week range is $27.93 per share, with $39.38 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $34.78.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MWV makes up 4.68% of the Guggenheim Timber ETF (CUT) which is trading up by about 0.4% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, MeadWestvaco Corp. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.