Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Middlesex Water Co. (MSEX - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1875, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of MSEX's recent stock price of $19.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%, so look for shares of Middlesex Water Co. to trade 0.96% lower — all else being equal — when MSEX shares open for trading on 5/13/13.Below is a dividend history chart for MSEX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1875 declared by Middlesex Water Co.: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MSEX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.82% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MSEX shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, MSEX's low point in its 52 week range is $17.48 per share, with $20.06 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.63. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MSEX makes up 1.84% of the High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF ( PEY) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Middlesex Water Co. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.
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