Sterling Financial Corporation (
) 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. (
) and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- 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%.