Cash Dividend On The Way From WestJet Airlines (WJA)

On 12/15/14, WestJet Airlines Ltd (TSX: WJA.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 12/31/14. As a percentage of WJA's recent stock price of $34.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.35%.

Below is a dividend history chart for WJA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by WestJet Airlines Ltd:

WJA+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 WJA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.41% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WJA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

WestJet Airlines Ltd 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WJA's low point in its 52 week range is $22.95 per share, with $34.95 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $34.09.

In Thursday trading, WestJet Airlines Ltd shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.

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