Ex-Div Reminder for Barrett Business Services (BBSI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/15, Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 3/6/15. As a percentage of BBSI's recent stock price of $39.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of Barrett Business Services, Inc. to trade 0.56% lower — all else being equal — when BBSI shares open for trading on 2/18/15.

START SLIDESHOW:
Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen »

Below is a dividend history chart for BBSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Barrett Business Services, Inc.:

BBSI+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 BBSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BBSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Barrett Business Services, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BBSI's low point in its 52 week range is $18.25 per share, with $71.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.41.

In Tuesday trading, Barrett Business Services, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.8% on the day.

More from Stocks

Podcast: What TheStreet's Interns Learned From Jim Cramer and Action Alerts PLUS

Podcast: What TheStreet's Interns Learned From Jim Cramer and Action Alerts PLUS

Bank of America, Tariffs and the Goldman Sachs CEO Change: Jim Cramer Rewind

Bank of America, Tariffs and the Goldman Sachs CEO Change: Jim Cramer Rewind

Goldman Sachs Really Doesn't Like Apple's Stock

Goldman Sachs Really Doesn't Like Apple's Stock

Lee Munson on the Market, Trade and the Possibility of a Recession

Lee Munson on the Market, Trade and the Possibility of a Recession

Buy These 3 Killer Tech Stocks, Says Wall Street's #1 Analyst

Buy These 3 Killer Tech Stocks, Says Wall Street's #1 Analyst