FirstMerit Corporation (FMER) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2014

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FirstMerit Corporation ( FMER ) 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 ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FMER Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( KBWR )
  • First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA )
  • Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF ( VTWV )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund ( IWN ).

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%.



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



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