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Cash Dividend On The Way From National Interstate Corp (NATL)

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, November 21, 10:48 AM ET
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On 11/23/11, National Interstate Corp (NASDAQ:NATL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 12/12/11. As a percentage of NATL's recent stock price of $23.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.39%.

Below is a dividend history chart for NATL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by National Interstate Corp:

NATL Dividend History
Date Div*
08/25/11 0.090
05/26/11 0.090
03/07/11 0.090
11/23/10 0.080
08/25/10 0.080
05/26/10 0.080
02/25/10 0.080
11/24/09 0.070
08/26/09 0.070
05/27/09 0.070
02/27/09 0.070
11/25/08 0.060
08/27/08 0.060
05/28/08 0.060
02/27/08 0.060
11/28/07 0.050
08/29/07 0.050
05/29/07 0.050
02/26/07 0.050
11/28/06 0.040
08/29/06 0.040
05/31/06 0.040
02/16/06 0.040
11/29/05 0.040
08/18/05 0.040
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NATL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.55% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

NATL operates in the Insurance Brokers sector, among companies like Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR) which is off about 2.3% today, and Allstate Corp. (NYSE:ALL) trading lower by about 1.9%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of NATL, versus PGR and ALL.

NATL,PGR,ALL Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, National Interstate Corp shares are currently off about 1.4% on the day.


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