Reminder - StellarOne (STEL) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/1/13, StellarOne Corp ( STEL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 11/25/13. As a percentage of STEL's recent stock price of $23.73, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for STEL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by StellarOne Corp:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from STEL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.69% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of STEL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

StellarOne Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, STEL's low point in its 52 week range is $12.42 per share, with $25.30 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.73.

In Wednesday trading, StellarOne Corp shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.