Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/15/13, Center Bancorp, Inc. (CNBC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.075, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of CNBC's recent stock price of $14.43, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Center Bancorp, Inc. to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when CNBC shares open for trading on 10/15/13.
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Below is a dividend history chart for CNBC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Center Bancorp, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CNBC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.08% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CNBC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, CNBC's low point in its 52 week range is $10.86 per share, with $15.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.43.
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In Friday trading, Center Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.