Astoria Financial Corporation (AF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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Astoria Financial Corporation ( AF ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AF stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AF has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AF was $9.78, representing a -11.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $11.08 and a 21.79% increase over the 52 week low of $8.03.

AF is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as HSBC Holdings plc ( HBC ) and People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT ). AF's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.55. Zacks Investment Research reports AF's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .71%, compared to an industry average of .8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AF Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AF through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AF as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Value Portfolio ( PXSV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXSV with an increase of 12.31% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AF at 0.36%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AF , HBC , PBCT , PXSV

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