Reminder - Heritage Financial (HFWA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/1/13, Heritage Financial Corp. ( HFWA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of HFWA's recent stock price of $16.66, this dividend works out to approximately 0.48%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HFWA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Heritage Financial Corp. :

HFWA+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HFWA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.92% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HFWA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Heritage Financial Corp.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HFWA's low point in its 52 week range is $13.25 per share, with $16.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.61.

In Wednesday trading, Heritage Financial Corp. shares are currently up about 2% on the day.
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