Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/10/14, National Interstate Corp (NATL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 3/27/14. As a percentage of NATL's recent stock price of $30.30, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%.
Below is a dividend history chart for NATL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by National Interstate Corp:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NATL 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 NATL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, NATL's low point in its 52 week range is $21.18 per share, with $36.36 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.30.
In Thursday trading, National Interstate Corp shares are currently trading flat on the day.