Reminder - AltaGas (ALA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 2/21/14, AltaGas Ltd (TSX: ALA.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1275, payable on 3/17/14. As a percentage of ALA's recent stock price of $42.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ALA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1275 declared by AltaGas Ltd:

ALA+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 ALA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.62% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ALA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

AltaGas Ltd 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ALA's low point in its 52 week range is $34.35 per share, with $42.83 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $42.33.

In Wednesday trading, AltaGas Ltd shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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