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Should Income Investors Buy Auburn National Bancorporation Inc (NASDAQ:AUBN) Before Its Ex-Dividend?

Ajay Mannan

If you are interested in cashing in on Auburn National Bancorporation Inc’s (NASDAQ:AUBN) upcoming dividend of $0.24 per share, you only have 3 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 08 March 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 26 March 2018. Should you diversify into Auburn National Bancorporation and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail. View our latest analysis for Auburn National Bancorporation

5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
NasdaqGM:AUBN Historical Dividend Yield Mar 4th 18

Does Auburn National Bancorporation pass our checks?

Auburn National Bancorporation has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 42.72%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward. If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. In the case of AUBN it has increased its DPS from $0.7 to $0.96 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock. Relative to peers, Auburn National Bancorporation has a yield of 2.70%, which is on the low-side for Banks stocks.

Next Steps:

Keeping in mind the dividend characteristics above, Auburn National Bancorporation is definitely worth considering for investors looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. I’ve put together three pertinent aspects you should look at:

  1. Valuation: What is AUBN worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether AUBN is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Auburn National Bancorporation’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.