Reminder - First National Financial (FN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 8/27/14, First National Financial Corp (TSX: FN.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.125, payable on 9/15/14. As a percentage of FN's recent stock price of $23.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of First National Financial Corp to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when FN shares open for trading on 8/27/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for FN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.125 declared by First National Financial Corp:

FN+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First National Financial Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FN's low point in its 52 week range is $17.82 per share, with $26.11 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.00.

In Monday trading, First National Financial Corp shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.

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