SBSI Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/19/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/19/14, Southside Bancshares, Inc. ( SBSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 9/4/14. As a percentage of SBSI's recent stock price of $30.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.73%, so look for shares of Southside Bancshares, Inc. to trade 0.73% lower — all else being equal — when SBSI shares open for trading on 8/19/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SBSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Southside Bancshares, 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 SBSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SBSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Southside Bancshares, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SBSI's low point in its 52 week range is $23.40 per share, with $31.72 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.25.

In Friday trading, Southside Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.4% on the day.

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