FirstMerit Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased FMER stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 18th quarter that FMER has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of FMER was $20.04,
representing a -14.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.51 and
a 34.45% increase over the 52 week low of $14.91.
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 $1.18. Zacks Investment Research reports FMER's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.33%, compared to an
industry average of 6.3%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF (
- iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is QABA with an increase of
7% over the last 100 days. KBWR has the highest percent weighting
of FMER at 2.77%.