Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/1/14, MicroFinancial, Inc. (MFI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 5/15/14. As a percentage of MFI's recent stock price of $7.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.90%, so look for shares of MicroFinancial, Inc. to trade 0.90% lower — all else being equal — when MFI shares open for trading on 5/1/14.Below is a dividend history chart for MFI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by MicroFinancial, Inc.: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MFI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MFI shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, MFI's low point in its 52 week range is $6.77 per share, with $9.30 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.80. In Tuesday trading, MicroFinancial, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.
More from Stocks
Amazon Could Be Your Defensive Play in the Event of Recession
If a recession hits, Amazon's focus on low prices and hooking consumers on subscription shopping could be the right recipe to outperform large-cap tech peers.
Great Investors Need Good Judgment: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 8/16/19)
Jim Cramer says that, above all else, the thing you really need to be a great investor is good judgment.