Ex-Div Reminder for Gas Natural (EGAS)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/13/14, Gas Natural Inc. ( EGAS) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.045, payable on 1/31/14. As a percentage of EGAS's recent stock price of $9.15, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EGAS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.045 declared by Gas Natural Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EGAS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.90% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EGAS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Gas Natural Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EGAS's low point in its 52 week range is $7.49 per share, with $10.84 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.15.

In Thursday trading, Gas Natural Inc. shares are currently up about 2.1% on the day.

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