First Bancorp (FBNC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2012

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First Bancorp ( FBNC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share scheduled for January 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FBNC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that FBNC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $13.12, the dividend yield is 2.44%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FBNC was $13.12, representing a -2.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $13.40 and a 70.83% increase over the 52 week low of $7.68.

FBNC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FBNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.03. Zacks Investment Research reports FBNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -56.82%, compared to an industry average of 17.7%.

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



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