Reminder - Saul Centers (BFS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/15/13, Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.36, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of BFS's recent stock price of $46.78, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Saul Centers, Inc. to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when BFS shares open for trading on 10/15/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BFS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.36 declared by Saul Centers, 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 BFS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.08% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BFS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Saul Centers, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BFS's low point in its 52 week range is $40.14 per share, with $48.68 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $46.78.
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In Friday trading, Saul Centers, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.

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