Reminder - Mesabi Trust (MSB) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/13, Mesabi Trust ( MSB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 5/20/13. As a percentage of MSB's recent stock price of $20.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.39%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MSB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Mesabi Trust:

MSB+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MSB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MSB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Mesabi Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MSB's low point in its 52 week range is $20.26 per share, with $31.73 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.65.

In Wednesday trading, Mesabi Trust shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.
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