Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/5/13, Oneida Financial Corp (ONFC) ONFC will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 4/23/13. As a percentage of ONFC's recent stock price of $12.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.95%, so look for shares of Oneida Financial Corp to trade 0.95% lower — all else being equal — when ONFC shares open for trading on 4/5/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ONFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Oneida Financial Corp :


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ONFC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.79% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Wednesday trading, Oneida Financial Corp shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.