Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/29/14, Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 5/15/14. As a percentage of BSRR's recent stock price of $14.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Sierra Bancorp to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when BSRR shares open for trading on 4/29/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for BSRR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Sierra Bancorp:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BSRR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.18% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BSRR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BSRR's low point in its 52 week range is $12.01 per share, with $19.89 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.68.
In Friday trading, Sierra Bancorp shares are currently off about 5.6% on the day.