Reminder - Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/13/14, Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 12/1/14. As a percentage of HEOP's recent stock price of $7.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Heritage Oaks Bancorp to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when HEOP shares open for trading on 11/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HEOP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Heritage Oaks Bancorp:

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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 HEOP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.61% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of HEOP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Heritage Oaks Bancorp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HEOP's low point in its 52 week range is $6.70 per share, with $8.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.67.

In Tuesday trading, Heritage Oaks Bancorp shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.

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