Ex-Div Reminder for SJW

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/7/14, SJW Corp. ( SJW) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1875, payable on 9/2/14. As a percentage of SJW's recent stock price of $26.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%, so look for shares of SJW Corp. to trade 0.71% lower — all else being equal — when SJW shares open for trading on 8/7/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SJW, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1875 declared by SJW Corp.:

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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 SJW is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SJW shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

SJW Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SJW's low point in its 52 week range is $25.35 per share, with $30.91 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.17.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SJW makes up 1.31% of the First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ETF ( FIW) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, SJW Corp. shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.

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