Ex-Div Reminder for Enerplus (ERF)

On 3/3/14, Enerplus Corp (TSX: ERF.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.09, payable on 3/20/14. As a percentage of ERF's recent stock price of $21.98, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ERF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Enerplus Corp:

ERF+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 ERF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ERF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Enerplus Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ERF's low point in its 52 week range is $12.94 per share, with $22.37 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.99.

In Thursday trading, Enerplus Corp shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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