Hancock Holding Company (HBHC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 03, 2012

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Hancock Holding Company ( HBHC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 03, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share scheduled for December 14, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HBHC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 26th quarter that HBHC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.66, the dividend yield is 3.03%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HBHC was $31.66, representing a -13.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.73 and a 13.25% increase over the 52 week low of $27.96.

HBHC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). HBHC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.44. Zacks Investment Research reports HBHC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 12.28%, compared to an industry average of 18%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to HBHC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HBHC as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund ( IWN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWN with an increase of 0.68% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HBHC at 0.4%.



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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Referenced Stocks: HBHC , IWN , JPM , WFC

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