Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/2/13, Dime Community Bancshares, Inc (DCOM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 5/13/13. As a percentage of DCOM's recent stock price of $14.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc to trade 0.99% lower — all else being equal — when DCOM shares open for trading on 5/2/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for DCOM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Dime Community Bancshares, Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DCOM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DCOM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, DCOM's low point in its 52 week range is $12.56 per share, with $14.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.08.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, DCOM makes up 1.55% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF (KBWD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Dime Community Bancshares, Inc shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.