First Bancorp About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (FBNC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/14, First Bancorp ( FBNC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 10/24/14. As a percentage of FBNC's recent stock price of $16.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FBNC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by First Bancorp :

FBNC+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 FBNC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FBNC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Bancorp  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FBNC's low point in its 52 week range is $13.55 per share, with $19.65 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.34.

In Wednesday trading, First Bancorp shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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