Reminder - Washington Trust Bancorp (WASH) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/29/15, Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (WASH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.34, payable on 7/14/15. As a percentage of WASH's recent stock price of $40.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when WASH shares open for trading on 6/29/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for WASH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.34 declared by Washington Trust 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 WASH 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 WASH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WASH's low point in its 52 week range is $32.20 per share, with $41.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $40.40.

In Thursday trading, Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.

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