Reminder - Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/2/13, Dime Community Bancshares, Inc ( DCOM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 5/13/13. As a percentage of DCOM's recent stock price of $14.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc to trade 0.99% lower — all else being equal — when DCOM shares open for trading on 5/2/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DCOM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Dime Community Bancshares, Inc:

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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 DCOM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DCOM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, DCOM's low point in its 52 week range is $12.56 per share, with $14.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.08.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, DCOM makes up 1.55% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Dime Community Bancshares, Inc shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.

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