Reminder - MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/13, MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 7/1/13. As a percentage of MSL's recent stock price of $15.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when MSL shares open for trading on 6/12/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MSL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.:

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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 2.12% 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:

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MSL's low point in its 52 week range is $12.75 per share, with $17.44 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.14.

In Monday trading, MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently down about 2.2% on the day.

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