Cash Dividend On The Way From First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/28/15, First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. ( FMBH) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.29, payable on 6/8/15. As a percentage of FMBH's recent stock price of $20.25, this dividend works out to approximately 1.43%, so look for shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. to trade 1.43% lower — all else being equal — when FMBH shares open for trading on 5/28/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FMBH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.29 declared by First Mid-Illinois 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 FMBH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FMBH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FMBH's low point in its 52 week range is $16.90 per share, with $22.23 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.25.

In Tuesday trading, First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.