Reminder - Safe Bulkers (SB) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/15/14, Safe Bulkers Inc ( SB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 8/29/14. As a percentage of SB's recent stock price of $7.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of Safe Bulkers Inc to trade 0.82% lower — all else being equal — when SB shares open for trading on 8/15/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Safe Bulkers 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 SB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Safe Bulkers Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SB's low point in its 52 week range is $4.95 per share, with $11.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.29.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is are 2 series of preferred stock that are senior to SB — find out what they are ».

In Wednesday trading, Safe Bulkers Inc shares are currently up about 0.8% on the day.

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