Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/4/13, Westfield Financial Inc (WFD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 11/20/13. As a percentage of WFD's recent stock price of $7.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of Westfield Financial Inc to trade 0.82% lower — all else being equal — when WFD shares open for trading on 11/4/13.
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 3.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WFD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, WFD's low point in its 52 week range is $6.45 per share, with $8.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.34.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WFD makes up 1.82% of the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Westfield Financial Inc shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.