Reminder - New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares (NHTB) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/22/13, New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. (NHTB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.13, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of NHTB's recent stock price of $14.58, this dividend works out to approximately 0.89%, so look for shares of New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. to trade 0.89% lower — all else being equal — when NHTB shares open for trading on 10/22/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NHTB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.13 declared by New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, 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 NHTB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of NHTB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NHTB's low point in its 52 week range is $12.15 per share, with $15.51 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.58.

In Friday trading, New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.

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