Cash Dividend On The Way From Lakeland Financial (LKFN)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/23/13, Lakeland Financial Corp. ( LKFN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.19, payable on 5/6/13. As a percentage of LKFN's recent stock price of $25.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Lakeland Financial Corp. to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when LKFN shares open for trading on 4/23/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for LKFN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.19 declared by Lakeland Financial Corp.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from LKFN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of LKFN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Lakeland Financial Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, LKFN's low point in its 52 week range is $23.47 per share, with $28.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $25.50.

In Friday trading, Lakeland Financial Corp. shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.
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