East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 24, 2013


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East West Bancorp, Inc. ( EWBC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EWBC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $23.77, the dividend yield is 2.52%.

The previous trading day's last sale of EWBC was $23.77, representing a -7.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.78 and a 20.78% increase over the 52 week low of $19.68.

EWBC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). EWBC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.94. Zacks Investment Research reports EWBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.94%, compared to an industry average of .8%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Banking Sector Portfolio (PJB)
  • First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA )
  • SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
  • SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core Portfolio ( PXSC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBE with an increase of 19.1% over the last 100 days. PJB has the highest percent weighting of EWBC at 4.82%.

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