Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/9/17, Middlesex Water Co. (MSEX - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2112, payable on 3/1/17. As a percentage of MSEX's recent stock price of $36.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Middlesex Water Co. to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when MSEX shares open for trading on 2/9/17.Below is a dividend history chart for MSEX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.2112 declared by Middlesex Water Co.: 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 2.35% 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: Looking at the chart above, MSEX's low point in its 52 week range is $26.46 per share, with $44.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $36.16. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MSEX makes up 1.45% of the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF ( SMDV) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Middlesex Water Co. shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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