Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/13, ESB Financial Corp. (ESBF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 10/25/13. As a percentage of ESBF's recent stock price of $12.59, this dividend works out to approximately 0.79%, so look for shares of ESB Financial Corp. to trade 0.79% lower — all else being equal — when ESBF shares open for trading on 9/26/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ESBF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by ESB 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 ESBF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.18% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ESBF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ESBF's low point in its 52 week range is $10.40 per share, with $13.70 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.59.
In Tuesday trading, ESB Financial Corp. shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.