FirstMerit Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 22, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FMER stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 16th quarter that FMER has paid the same dividend.
At the current stock price of $22.98, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of FMER was $22.98,
representing a -1.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.27 and
a 77.45% increase over the 52 week low of $12.95.
FMER is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as Wells Fargo & Company (
) and J P Morgan Chase & Co (
). FMER's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.29. Zacks Investment Research reports FMER's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .96%, compared to an industry
average of 7.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to FMER through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FMER as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio ETF (
- First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund (
- SPDR Bank ETF (
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (
- iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is KRE with an increase of
15.92% over the last 100 days. KBWR has the highest percent
weighting of FMER at 3.07%.