Reminder - AmeriServ Financial (ASRV) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/1/13, AmeriServ Financial Inc. ( ASRV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.01, payable on 8/19/13. As a percentage of ASRV's recent stock price of $3.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ASRV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.01 declared by AmeriServ Financial 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 ASRV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.33% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ASRV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

AmeriServ Financial Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ASRV's low point in its 52 week range is $2.66 per share, with $3.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.00.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to ASRV, which trades under the symbol ASRVP — more info ».

In Tuesday trading, AmeriServ Financial Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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