Reminder - Heritage Financial (HFWA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/4/16, Heritage Financial Corp. (HFWA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 11/22/16. As a percentage of HFWA's recent stock price of $18.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Heritage Financial Corp. to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when HFWA shares open for trading on 11/4/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HFWA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Heritage 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 HFWA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HFWA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Heritage Financial Corp.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HFWA's low point in its 52 week range is $16.40 per share, with $19.80 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.50.

In Wednesday trading, Heritage Financial Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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