Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/31/13, Washington Banking Co. (WBCO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.145, payable on 11/19/13. As a percentage of WBCO's recent stock price of $17.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Washington Banking Co. to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when WBCO shares open for trading on 10/31/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for WBCO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.145 declared by Washington Banking Co. :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WBCO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.36% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WBCO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, WBCO's low point in its 52 week range is $12.52 per share, with $17.66 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.24.
In Tuesday trading, Washington Banking Co. shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.