East West Bancorp, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and J P Morgan Chase & Co (
). 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
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 (
- SPDR Bank ETF (
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core Portfolio (
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%.