ESSA Bancorp About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (ESSA)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/12/14, ESSA Bancorp Inc (ESSA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 9/30/14. As a percentage of ESSA's recent stock price of $11.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of ESSA Bancorp Inc to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when ESSA shares open for trading on 9/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ESSA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by ESSA Bancorp 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 ESSA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.44% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ESSA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

ESSA Bancorp Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ESSA's low point in its 52 week range is $10.20 per share, with $11.89 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.46.

In Wednesday trading, ESSA Bancorp Inc shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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