Reminder - StellarOne (STEL) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/3/13, StellarOne Corp (STEL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 5/28/13. As a percentage of STEL's recent stock price of $14.95, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of StellarOne Corp to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when STEL shares open for trading on 5/3/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for STEL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by StellarOne Corp:

STEL+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from STEL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.68% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of STEL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

StellarOne Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, STEL's low point in its 52 week range is $11.50 per share, with $16.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.95.

In Wednesday trading, StellarOne Corp shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.

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