BUSE Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/23/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/23/13, First Busey Corp. ( BUSE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.04, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of BUSE's recent stock price of $5.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.76%, so look for shares of First Busey Corp. to trade 0.76% lower — all else being equal — when BUSE shares open for trading on 10/23/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BUSE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by First Busey Corp.:

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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 BUSE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.03% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BUSE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Busey Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BUSE's low point in its 52 week range is $4.09 per share, with $5.33 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.28.

In Monday trading, First Busey Corp. shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.
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