Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/29/18, Mesabi Trust (MSB - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $1.18, payable on 2/20/18. As a percentage of MSB's recent stock price of $29.75, this dividend works out to approximately 3.97%, so look for shares of Mesabi Trust to trade 3.97% lower — all else being equal — when MSB shares open for trading on 1/29/18.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MSB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.18 declared by Mesabi Trust:

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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 MSB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 15.87% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MSB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Mesabi Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MSB's low point in its 52 week range is $12.701 per share, with $30.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.79.

In Thursday trading, Mesabi Trust shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.