Merchants Bancshares About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (MBVT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/7/15, Merchants Bancshares, Inc. ( MBVT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.28, payable on 5/25/15. As a percentage of MBVT's recent stock price of $29.38, this dividend works out to approximately 0.95%, so look for shares of Merchants Bancshares, Inc. to trade 0.95% lower — all else being equal — when MBVT shares open for trading on 5/7/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MBVT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.28 declared by Merchants Bancshares, 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 MBVT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MBVT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Merchants Bancshares, Inc.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MBVT's low point in its 52 week range is $26.40 per share, with $32.47 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.38.

In Tuesday trading, Merchants Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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