Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/2/13, Washington Banking Co. (WBCO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 5/20/13. As a percentage of WBCO's recent stock price of $13.79, this dividend works out to approximately 1.09%, so look for shares of Washington Banking Co. to trade 1.09% lower — all else being equal — when WBCO shares open for trading on 5/2/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for WBCO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by Washington Banking Co. :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WBCO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WBCO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, WBCO's low point in its 52 week range is $12.52 per share, with $15.03 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.79.
In Tuesday trading, Washington Banking Co. shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.