Reminder - Westfield Financial (WFD) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/11/15, Westfield Financial Inc (WFD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.03, payable on 2/27/15. As a percentage of WFD's recent stock price of $7.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for WFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.03 declared by Westfield Financial 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 WFD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.62% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of WFD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Westfield Financial Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WFD's low point in its 52 week range is $6.85 per share, with $8.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.40.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WFD makes up 5.58% of the PowerShares International BuyBack Achievers Portfolio ETF ( IPKW) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Westfield Financial Inc shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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