Reminder - C & F Financial (CFFI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/12/13, C & F Financial Corp. ( CFFI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.29, payable on 1/1/14. As a percentage of CFFI's recent stock price of $47.72, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of C & F Financial Corp. to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when CFFI shares open for trading on 12/12/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CFFI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.29 declared by C & F Financial Corp.:

CFFI+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 CFFI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.43% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CFFI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

C & F Financial Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CFFI's low point in its 52 week range is $33.82 per share, with $59.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $47.03.

In Tuesday trading, C & F Financial Corp. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.
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