Reminder - Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/13/14, Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (PFBI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of PFBI's recent stock price of $14.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.83%, so look for shares of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. to trade 0.83% lower — all else being equal — when PFBI shares open for trading on 3/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PFBI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.:

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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 PFBI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.32% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of PFBI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PFBI's low point in its 52 week range is $10.83 per share, with $14.75 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.46.

In Tuesday trading, Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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