Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 7/17/14, Main Street Capital Corporation (Symbol: MAIN) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.165, payable on 8/15/14. As a percentage of MAIN's recent stock price of $32.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Main Street Capital Corporation to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when MAIN shares open for trading on 7/17/14.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MAIN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MAIN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, MAIN's low point in its 52 week range is $28.69 per share, with $35.72 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $32.36.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MAIN makes up 4.95% of the BDC Income ETF (Symbol: BIZD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.
In Tuesday trading, Main Street Capital Corporation shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.