Reminder - Southside Bancshares (SBSI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/19/15, Southside Bancshares, Inc. ( SBSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.23, payable on 6/4/15. As a percentage of SBSI's recent stock price of $27.74, this dividend works out to approximately 0.83%, so look for shares of Southside Bancshares, Inc. to trade 0.83% lower — all else being equal — when SBSI shares open for trading on 5/19/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SBSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.23 declared by Southside Bancshares, 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 SBSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.32% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SBSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Southside Bancshares, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SBSI's low point in its 52 week range is $24.00 per share, with $33.28 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $27.79.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SBSI makes up 1.88% of the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF ( SMDV) which is trading up by about 1.8% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Southside Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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