ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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ESSA Bancorp, Inc. ( ESSA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share scheduled for December 30, 2012. Shareholders who purchased ESSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 14th quarter that ESSA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $10.05, the dividend yield is 1.99%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESSA was $10.05, representing a -11.92% decrease from the 52 week high of $11.41 and a 7.6% increase over the 52 week low of $9.34.

ESSA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as New York Community Bancorp, Inc. ( NYCB ) and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ( HCBK ). ESSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.03. Zacks Investment Research reports ESSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 37.84%, compared to an industry average of 6.7%.

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

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This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: ESSA , HCBK , NYCB

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