Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/10/17, Middlesex Water Co. (MSEX - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2112, payable on 6/1/17. As a percentage of MSEX's recent stock price of $36.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.58%, so look for shares of Middlesex Water Co. to trade 0.58% lower — all else being equal — when MSEX shares open for trading on 5/10/17.

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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 2.30% 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 $32.51 per share, with $44.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $36.38.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MSEX makes up 1.75% of the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF ( SMDV) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Middlesex Water Co. shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.