Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/18/17, National Bankshares Inc. (NKSH - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.56, payable on 6/1/17. As a percentage of NKSH's recent stock price of $41.00, this dividend works out to approximately 1.37%, so look for shares of National Bankshares Inc. to trade 1.37% lower — all else being equal — when NKSH shares open for trading on 5/18/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NKSH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.56 declared by National Bankshares Inc. :


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NKSH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.73% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NKSH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

National Bankshares Inc.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NKSH's low point in its 52 week range is $32.32 per share, with $45.35 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $41.00.

In Tuesday trading, National Bankshares Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.