Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/2/15, Tidewater Inc. (TDW - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 9/15/15. As a percentage of TDW's recent stock price of $16.31, this dividend works out to approximately 1.53%, so look for shares of Tidewater Inc. to trade 1.53% lower — all else being equal — when TDW shares open for trading on 9/2/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for TDW, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Tidewater Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from TDW is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of TDW shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Tidewater Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, TDW's low point in its 52 week range is $14.35 per share, with $50.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.25.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, TDW makes up 2.71% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES) which is trading lower by about 2.7% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Tidewater Inc. shares are currently down about 4.1% on the day.