Sterling Financial Corporation (STSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 19, 2012

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Sterling Financial Corporation ( STSA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 19, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased STSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $20.1, the dividend yield is 29.85%.

The previous trading day's last sale of STSA was $20.1, representing a -13.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.22 and a 30.77% increase over the 52 week low of $15.37.

STSA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as New York Community Bancorp, Inc. ( NYCB ) and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ( HCBK ). STSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.07. Zacks Investment Research reports STSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 907.94%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Banking ( PJB )
  • Russell 2000 High Volatility ETF (SHVY).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SHVY with an increase of 2.34% over the last 100 days. PJB has the highest percent weighting of STSA at 2.91%.



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: HCBK , NYCB , PJB , STSA

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