Connecticut Water Service About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (CTWS)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/27/14, Connecticut Water Service, Inc. ( CTWS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2475, payable on 3/17/14. As a percentage of CTWS's recent stock price of $34.36, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. to trade 0.72% lower — all else being equal — when CTWS shares open for trading on 2/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CTWS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.2475 declared by Connecticut Water Service, Inc.:

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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 CTWS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CTWS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CTWS's low point in its 52 week range is $27.75 per share, with $36.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $34.36.

In Tuesday trading, Connecticut Water Service, Inc. shares are currently up about 1% on the day.

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