Ex-Div Reminder for UNITIL (UTL)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/12/15, UNITIL Corp ( UTL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.35, payable on 5/28/15. As a percentage of UTL's recent stock price of $34.04, this dividend works out to approximately 1.03%, so look for shares of UNITIL Corp to trade 1.03% lower — all else being equal — when UTL shares open for trading on 5/12/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for UTL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.35 declared by UNITIL 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 UTL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.11% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of UTL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

UNITIL Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, UTL's low point in its 52 week range is $31.02 per share, with $39.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $34.04.

In Friday trading, UNITIL Corp shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.

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