Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/6/13, West Bancorporation, Inc. (WTBA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 5/28/13. As a percentage of WTBA's recent stock price of $10.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.94%, so look for shares of West Bancorporation, Inc. to trade 0.94% lower — all else being equal — when WTBA shares open for trading on 5/6/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for WTBA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by West Bancorporation, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WTBA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WTBA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, WTBA's low point in its 52 week range is $9.02 per share, with $12.35 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.60.
In Thursday trading, West Bancorporation, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.