Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/2/13, Heritage Financial Corp. (HFWA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 8/15/13. As a percentage of HFWA's recent stock price of $15.95, this dividend works out to approximately 0.50%.
Below is a dividend history chart for HFWA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Heritage Financial Corp. :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HFWA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HFWA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HFWA's low point in its 52 week range is $13.25 per share, with $16.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.95.
In Wednesday trading, Heritage Financial Corp. shares are currently trading flat on the day.