Cash Dividend On The Way From National Bankshares (NKSH)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/21/15, National Bankshares Inc. (NKSH) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.53, payable on 6/2/15. As a percentage of NKSH's recent stock price of $28.84, this dividend works out to approximately 1.84%, so look for shares of National Bankshares Inc. to trade 1.84% lower — all else being equal — when NKSH shares open for trading on 5/21/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NKSH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.53 declared by National Bankshares 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 NKSH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.68% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of NKSH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

National Bankshares Inc.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NKSH's low point in its 52 week range is $27.45 per share, with $33.43 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.84.

In Tuesday trading, National Bankshares Inc. shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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