Mercer International About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (MERC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/20/16, Mercer International Inc (MERC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.115, payable on 1/4/17. As a percentage of MERC's recent stock price of $10.20, this dividend works out to approximately 1.13%, so look for shares of Mercer International Inc to trade 1.13% lower — all else being equal — when MERC shares open for trading on 12/20/16.

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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 4.51% 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 $10.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.20.

In Friday trading, Mercer International Inc shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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