According to Dividend Channel, on 8/4/11, Washington Banking Co. (WBCO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 8/22/11. As a percentage of WBCO's recent stock price of $13.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%.
Below is a dividend history chart for WBCO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Washington Banking Co. :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WBCO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
WBCO operates in the Banking & Savings sector, among companies like KeyCorp (KEY) which is off about 0.8% today, and CIT Group, Inc. (CIT) trading lower by about 0.8%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of WBCO, versus KEY and CIT.
In Wednesday trading, Washington Banking Co. shares are currently up about 2.5% on the day.