Reminder - Maiden Holdings (MHLD) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/27/13, Maiden Holdings Ltd ( MHLD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 10/15/13. As a percentage of MHLD's recent stock price of $12.74, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%, so look for shares of Maiden Holdings Ltd to trade 0.71% lower — all else being equal — when MHLD shares open for trading on 9/27/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MHLD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Maiden Holdings Ltd:

MHLD+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 MHLD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MHLD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Maiden Holdings Ltd 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MHLD's low point in its 52 week range is $8.10 per share, with $13.46 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.75.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MHLD makes up 1.71% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD) which is trading higher by about 0.2% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Maiden Holdings Ltd shares are currently off about 2.9% on the day.

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