Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/21/17, Medifast Inc (MED - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 11/9/17. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $58.17, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 9/21/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MED, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.32 declared by Medifast Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MED is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.20% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MED shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Medifast Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MED's low point in its 52 week range is $36.41 per share, with $58.37 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $58.23.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MED makes up 1.65% of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( XSHD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Medifast Inc shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.