Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/2/15, Middlefield Banc Corp. (MBCN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.27, payable on 6/15/15. As a percentage of MBCN's recent stock price of $32.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.83%, so look for shares of Middlefield Banc Corp. to trade 0.83% lower — all else being equal — when MBCN shares open for trading on 6/2/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MBCN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.27 declared by Middlefield Banc Corp.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MBCN 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 MBCN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Middlefield Banc Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MBCN's low point in its 52 week range is $28.00 per share, with $35.86 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.55.

In Friday trading, Middlefield Banc Corp. shares are currently trading flat on the day.