Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/13, Middlesex Water Co. (MSEX - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1875, payable on 9/3/13. As a percentage of MSEX's recent stock price of $21.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of Middlesex Water Co. to trade 0.87% lower — all else being equal — when MSEX shares open for trading on 8/13/13.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 3.46% 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 $22.46 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.65. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MSEX makes up 1.95% of the High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF ( PEY) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday. In Friday trading, Middlesex Water Co. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.
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