Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/8/15, MicroFinancial, Inc. (MFI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 1/15/15. As a percentage of MFI's recent stock price of $10.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of MicroFinancial, Inc. to trade 0.78% lower — all else being equal — when MFI shares open for trading on 1/8/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MFI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by MicroFinancial, 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 MFI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.14% 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:

MicroFinancial, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MFI's low point in its 52 week range is $7.40 per share, with $10.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.20.

In Wednesday trading, MicroFinancial, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.