Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/3/16, Cardinal Financial Corp (CFNL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 5/20/16. As a percentage of CFNL's recent stock price of $21.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Cardinal Financial Corp to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when CFNL shares open for trading on 5/3/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CFNL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Cardinal Financial 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 CFNL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.20% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CFNL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Cardinal Financial Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CFNL's low point in its 52 week range is $17.51 per share, with $24.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.77.

In Friday trading, Cardinal Financial Corp shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.