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.

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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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