HCBK Ex-Dividend Reminder - 5/10/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/10/13, Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ( HCBK) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.04, payable on 5/30/13. As a percentage of HCBK's recent stock price of $8.44, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HCBK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by Hudson City Bancorp, 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 HCBK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.90% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HCBK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HCBK's low point in its 52 week range is $5.69 per share, with $8.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.44.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HCBK makes up 2.40% of the SPDR S&P Bank ETF ( KBE) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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