Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/29/13, Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 11/14/13. As a percentage of BSRR's recent stock price of $17.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.39%.
Below is a dividend history chart for BSRR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Sierra Bancorp:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BSRR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.58% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BSRR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BSRR's low point in its 52 week range is $9.80 per share, with $17.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.75.
In Friday trading, Sierra Bancorp shares are currently up about 1.7% on the day.