PGC Ex-Dividend Reminder - 4/30/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/30/13, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. ( PGC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 5/16/13. As a percentage of PGC's recent stock price of $14.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.35%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PGC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Peapack-Gladstone 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 PGC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.38% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PGC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PGC's low point in its 52 week range is $13.18 per share, with $16.83 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.46.

In Friday trading, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.