Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/2/13, AmeriServ Financial Inc. (ASRV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.01, payable on 5/20/13. As a percentage of ASRV's recent stock price of $3.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%.
Below is a dividend history chart for ASRV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.01 declared by AmeriServ Financial Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ASRV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.31% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ASRV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ASRV's low point in its 52 week range is $2.57 per share, with $3.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.05.
In Tuesday trading, AmeriServ Financial Inc. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.