Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/18/15, National Interstate Corp (NATL will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.13, payable on 9/3/15. As a percentage of NATL's recent stock price of $27.62, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NATL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.13 declared by National Interstate Corp:

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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 NATL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NATL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

National Interstate Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NATL's low point in its 52 week range is $24.60 per share, with $30.54 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $27.62.

In Friday trading, National Interstate Corp shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.