Reminder - Westfield Financial (WFD) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Westfield Financial Inc ( WFD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 5/29/13. As a percentage of WFD's recent stock price of $7.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%, so look for shares of Westfield Financial Inc to trade 0.69% lower — all else being equal — when WFD shares open for trading on 5/13/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for WFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Westfield Financial Inc:

WFD+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 WFD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.76% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WFD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Westfield Financial Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WFD's low point in its 52 week range is $6.45 per share, with $8.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.25.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WFD makes up 1.90% of the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF ( VNQI) which is trading lower by about 0.9% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Westfield Financial Inc shares are currently down about 0.8% on the day.

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