Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/23/17, Mercer International Inc ( MERC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.115, payable on 7/6/17. As a percentage of MERC's recent stock price of $11.95, this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%, so look for shares of Mercer International Inc to trade 0.96% lower — all else being equal — when MERC shares open for trading on 6/23/17.

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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 3.85% 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 $7.03 per share, with $12.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.95.

In Wednesday trading, Mercer International Inc shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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