Reminder - Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/26/14, Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3615, payable on 3/28/14. As a percentage of MARPS's recent stock price of $16.16, this dividend works out to approximately 2.24%, so look for shares of Marine Petroleum Trust to trade 2.24% lower — all else being equal — when MARPS shares open for trading on 2/26/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MARPS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3615 declared by Marine Petroleum Trust:

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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 MARPS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.95% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MARPS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Marine Petroleum Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MARPS's low point in its 52 week range is $13.00 per share, with $18.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.16.

In Monday trading, Marine Petroleum Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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