Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/19/14, Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.025, payable on 4/4/14. As a percentage of MRTN's recent stock price of $20.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.12%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MRTN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.025 declared by Marten Transport, Ltd.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MRTN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
In Monday trading, Marten Transport, Ltd. shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.