Reminder - Star Gas Partners (SGU) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/28/14, Star Gas Partners L.P. ( SGU) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0825, payable on 2/7/14. As a percentage of SGU's recent stock price of $5.82, this dividend works out to approximately 1.42%, so look for shares of Star Gas Partners L.P. to trade 1.42% lower — all else being equal — when SGU shares open for trading on 1/28/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SGU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0825 declared by Star Gas Partners L.P.:

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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 SGU is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.67% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SGU shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Star Gas Partners L.P. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SGU's low point in its 52 week range is $4.32 per share, with $5.94 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.82.

In Friday trading, Star Gas Partners L.P. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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