Cash Dividend On The Way From Chesapeake Utilities

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/11/14, Chesapeake Utilities Corp. ( CPK) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.27, payable on 10/6/14. As a percentage of CPK's recent stock price of $45.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when CPK shares open for trading on 9/11/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CPK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.27 declared by Chesapeake Utilities 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 CPK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.39% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CPK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CPK's low point in its 52 week range is $33.69 per share, with $48.73 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $45.12.

In Tuesday trading, Chesapeake Utilities Corp. shares are currently down about 2.5% on the day.

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