FirstMerit Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 23, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17,
2013. Shareholders who purchased FMER stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 15th quarter that FMER has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $18.58, the dividend yield is 3.44%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FMER was $18.58,
representing a -0.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.62 and
a 43.47% 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 $1.28. Zacks Investment Research reports FMER's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.41%, compared to an
industry average of 4.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to FMER through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FMER as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Value Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXSV with an increase of
21.59% over the last 100 days. KRE has the highest percent
weighting of FMER at 1.86%.