Cash Dividend On The Way From UNITIL (UTL)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/12/14, UNITIL Corp (UTL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.345, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of UTL's recent stock price of $30.10, this dividend works out to approximately 1.15%, so look for shares of UNITIL Corp to trade 1.15% lower — all else being equal — when UTL shares open for trading on 2/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for UTL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.345 declared by UNITIL Corp:

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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 UTL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.58% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of UTL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

UNITIL Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, UTL's low point in its 52 week range is $26.74 per share, with $32.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.07.

In Monday trading, UNITIL Corp shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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