Ex-Div Reminder for Firstbank (FBMI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/7/14, Firstbank Corp. ( FBMI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 3/27/14. As a percentage of FBMI's recent stock price of $18.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FBMI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Firstbank Corp. :

FBMI+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 FBMI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FBMI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Firstbank Corp.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FBMI's low point in its 52 week range is $12.24 per share, with $20.79 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.70.

In Wednesday trading, Firstbank Corp. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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