Washington Banking Trades Ex-Dividend

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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. :

WBCO Dividend History


Date

Div*


05/06/11

0.050


02/09/11

0.050


11/04/10

0.050


07/30/10

0.030


04/30/10

0.030


02/08/10

0.025


10/30/09

0.025


08/03/09

0.025


05/01/09

0.065


01/30/09

0.065


10/31/08

0.065


08/01/08

0.065


05/01/08

0.065


02/01/08

0.060


11/07/07

0.060


08/08/07

0.060


05/04/07

0.060


02/08/07

0.050


11/02/06

0.050


08/08/06

0.050


05/04/06

0.050


02/09/06

0.050


11/09/05

0.044


08/10/05

0.044


05/06/05

0.033


02/03/05

0.044


11/04/04

0.044


08/06/04

0.044


05/06/04

0.044


02/05/04

0.038


11/06/03

0.037


08/06/03

0.037


05/01/03

0.037


02/06/03

0.037


11/01/02

0.034


07/26/02

0.031


05/07/02

0.031


02/01/02

0.031


11/01/01

0.028


08/01/01

0.028


05/08/01

0.028


01/30/01

0.028


10/30/00

0.024


08/08/00

0.024


05/08/00

0.024


02/08/00

0.024


11/04/99

0.019


08/03/99

0.019


05/10/99

0.019


02/10/99

0.019


10/28/98

0.017


08/19/98

0.017


* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.




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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 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.

WBCO,KEY,CIT Relative Performance Chart
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WBCO,KEY,CIT Relative Performance Chart

In Wednesday trading, Washington Banking Co. shares are currently up about 2.5% on the day.

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