East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 29, 2013

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East West Bancorp, Inc. ( EWBC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EWBC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that EWBC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.29, the dividend yield is 1.92%.

The previous trading day's last sale of EWBC was $31.29, representing a -2.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.97 and a 58.99% 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 $1.99. Zacks Investment Research reports EWBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.48%, 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:

  • First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core Portfolio ( PXSC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QABA with an increase of 20.82% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of EWBC at 3%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: EWBC , JPM , PXSC , QABA , WFC

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