PFIS Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/27/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/27/14, Peoples Financial Services Corp ( PFIS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 9/15/14. As a percentage of PFIS's recent stock price of $49.61, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp to trade 0.62% lower — all else being equal — when PFIS shares open for trading on 8/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PFIS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.31 declared by Peoples Financial Services Corp:

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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 PFIS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PFIS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Peoples Financial Services Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PFIS's low point in its 52 week range is $33.50 per share, with $54.20 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $49.61.

In Monday trading, Peoples Financial Services Corp shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.