Sandy Spring Bancorp About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (SASR)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/11/15, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc ( SASR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 5/20/15. As a percentage of SASR's recent stock price of $26.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when SASR shares open for trading on 5/11/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SASR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Sandy Spring Bancorp 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 SASR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.37% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SASR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SASR's low point in its 52 week range is $22.41 per share, with $27.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.13.

In Thursday trading, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.

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