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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/27/15, Sierra Bancorp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 2/12/15. As a percentage of BSRR's recent stock price of $16.78, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Sierra Bancorp to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when BSRR shares open for trading on 1/27/15.