Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/12/14, OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd (OB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.21, payable on 3/28/14. As a percentage of OB's recent stock price of $15.56, this dividend works out to approximately 1.35%, so look for shares of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd to trade 1.35% lower — all else being equal — when OB shares open for trading on 3/12/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for OB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.21 declared by OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from OB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of OB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, OB's low point in its 52 week range is $12.86 per share, with $16.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.56.
In Monday trading, OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.