Reminder - Delta Natural Gas (DGAS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/26/14, Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. (DGAS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 12/15/14. As a percentage of DGAS's recent stock price of $21.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.93%, so look for shares of Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. to trade 0.93% lower — all else being equal — when DGAS shares open for trading on 11/26/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DGAS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Delta Natural Gas Co., 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 DGAS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.73% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of DGAS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, DGAS's low point in its 52 week range is $18.43 per share, with $22.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.46.

In Monday trading, Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. shares are currently up about 1.7% on the day.

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