Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/22/14, First Busey Corp. (BUSE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.04, payable on 1/31/14. As a percentage of BUSE's recent stock price of $5.81, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%, so look for shares of First Busey Corp. to trade 0.69% lower — all else being equal — when BUSE shares open for trading on 1/22/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for BUSE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by First Busey Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BUSE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.75% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BUSE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BUSE's low point in its 52 week range is $4.16 per share, with $6.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.84.
In Tuesday trading, First Busey Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.