Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/6/13, Westfield Financial Inc (WFD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 8/22/13. As a percentage of WFD's recent stock price of $6.97, this dividend works out to approximately 0.86%, so look for shares of Westfield Financial Inc to trade 0.86% lower — all else being equal — when WFD shares open for trading on 8/6/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for WFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Westfield 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 WFD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.44% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WFD makes up 1.89% of the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Friday.