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Reminder - WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Goes Ex-Dividend 11/3/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Tuesday, November 1, 10:49 AM ET
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On 11/3/11, WestAmerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.37, payable on 11/18/11. As a percentage of WABC's recent stock price of $43.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%.

Below is a dividend history chart for WABC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.37 declared by WestAmerica Bancorporation:

WABC Dividend History
Date Div*
08/04/11 0.360
05/05/11 0.360
02/03/11 0.360
11/04/10 0.360
07/29/10 0.360
04/29/10 0.360
02/04/10 0.360
10/29/09 0.350
07/30/09 0.350
04/30/09 0.350
01/29/09 0.360
10/30/08 0.350
07/31/08 0.350
05/01/08 0.350
01/31/08 0.340
11/01/07 0.340
08/02/07 0.340
05/03/07 0.340
02/01/07 0.340
11/02/06 0.340
08/03/06 0.320
05/04/06 0.320
02/02/06 0.320
11/03/05 0.320
08/04/05 0.300
05/05/05 0.300
02/03/05 0.300
11/04/04 0.280
07/29/04 0.280
04/29/04 0.280
01/29/04 0.260
10/29/03 0.260
07/30/03 0.260
04/30/03 0.240
01/29/03 0.240
10/30/02 0.240
07/31/02 0.220
05/01/02 0.220
01/30/02 0.220
10/31/01 0.210
08/01/01 0.210
05/02/01 0.210
01/31/01 0.190
11/01/00 0.190
08/02/00 0.190
05/03/00 0.180
02/02/00 0.180
11/03/99 0.180
07/28/99 0.160
04/28/99 0.160
02/03/99 0.160
10/28/98 0.140
07/29/98 0.140
04/29/98 0.120
01/28/98 0.120
10/29/97 0.100
08/06/97 0.087
04/16/97 0.087
01/15/97 0.087
10/16/96 0.077
07/17/96 0.077
04/17/96 0.077
01/17/96 0.067
10/18/95 0.067
* 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 WABC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.38% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WABC makes up 1.56% of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (AMEX:KRE) which is trading lower by about 2% on the day Tuesday.

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WABC operates in the Banking & Savings sector, among companies like BanColombia, S.A. (NYSE:CIB) which is down about 3.8% today, and Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) trading lower by about 3.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of WABC, versus CIB and BMO.

WABC,CIB,BMO Relative Performance Chart

In Tuesday trading, WestAmerica Bancorporation shares are currently off about 2.3% on the day.


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