Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/19/18, Seaspan Corp (SSW - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.125, payable on 1/30/18. As a percentage of SSW's recent stock price of $7.16, this dividend works out to approximately 1.74%, so look for shares of Seaspan Corp to trade 1.74% lower — all else being equal — when SSW shares open for trading on 1/19/18.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SSW, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.125 declared by Seaspan Corp:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SSW is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SSW shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Seaspan Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SSW's low point in its 52 week range is $5.02 per share, with $11.3527 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.12.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SSW makes up 4.65% of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF ( PID) which is trading higher by about 0.3% on the day Wednesday.

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In Wednesday trading, Seaspan Corp shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.