Ex-Div Reminder for Center Bancorp (CNBC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/9/14, Center Bancorp, Inc. (CNBC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.075, payable on 5/1/14. As a percentage of CNBC's recent stock price of $18.89, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CNBC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Center 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 CNBC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of CNBC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Center Bancorp, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CNBC's low point in its 52 week range is $11.45 per share, with $19.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.89.

In Monday trading, Center Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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