Reminder - Arkansas Best (ABFS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/3/13, Arkansas Best Corp. ( ABFS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.03, payable on 5/21/13. As a percentage of ABFS's recent stock price of $10.59, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ABFS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.03 declared by Arkansas Best Corp. :

ABFS+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 ABFS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ABFS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Arkansas Best Corp.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ABFS's low point in its 52 week range is $6.43 per share, with $15.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.52.

In Wednesday trading, Arkansas Best Corp. shares are currently up about 0.8% on the day.
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