Simmons First National Ex-Dividend Reminder

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/11/14, Simmons First National Corp. (SFNC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 10/1/14. As a percentage of SFNC's recent stock price of $40.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Simmons First National Corp. to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when SFNC shares open for trading on 9/11/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SFNC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Simmons First National 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 SFNC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.17% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SFNC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Simmons First National Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SFNC's low point in its 52 week range is $24.70 per share, with $43.22 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $40.79.

In Tuesday trading, Simmons First National Corp. shares are currently down about 1.5% on the day.

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