Ex-Div Reminder For Berkshire Hills Bancorp

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/13, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHLB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 5/30/13. As a percentage of BHLB's recent stock price of $27.03, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when BHLB shares open for trading on 5/14/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BHLB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Berkshire Hills 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 BHLB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.66% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BHLB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BHLB's low point in its 52 week range is $20.15 per share, with $30.70 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.85.

In Friday trading, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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