Reminder - Middlesex Water (MSEX) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/15, Middlesex Water Co. ( MSEX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1925, payable on 6/1/15. As a percentage of MSEX's recent stock price of $22.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of Middlesex Water Co. to trade 0.87% lower — all else being equal — when MSEX shares open for trading on 5/13/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MSEX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1925 declared by Middlesex Water Co.:

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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 MSEX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.46% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MSEX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Middlesex Water Co. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MSEX's low point in its 52 week range is $19.50 per share, with $23.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.25.

In Monday trading, Middlesex Water Co. shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.

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