Astoria Financial Corporation (
) 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 (
) and People's United Financial, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
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%.