Cash Dividend On The Way From Mercer International (MERC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/22/16, Mercer International Inc (MERC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.115, payable on 10/4/16. As a percentage of MERC's recent stock price of $8.73, this dividend works out to approximately 1.32%, so look for shares of Mercer International Inc to trade 1.32% lower — all else being equal — when MERC shares open for trading on 9/22/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MERC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.115 declared by Mercer International 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 MERC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MERC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Mercer International Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MERC's low point in its 52 week range is $5.95 per share, with $11.68 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.78.

In Tuesday trading, Mercer International Inc shares are currently up about 1.3% on the day.

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