Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/17/19, Main Street Capital Corporation (Symbol: MAIN) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.20, payable on 5/15/19. As a percentage of MAIN's recent stock price of $38.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Main Street Capital Corporation to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when MAIN shares open for trading on 4/17/19.
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 6.24% 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 $31.95 per share, with $40.77 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $38.47.
In Monday trading, Main Street Capital Corporation shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.
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