Sterling Financial Corporation (STSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 02, 2013


Sterling Financial Corporation ( STSA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased STSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -60% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of STSA was $21.8, representing a -6.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.22 and a 26.82% increase over the 52 week low of $17.19.

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 $6.31. Zacks Investment Research reports STSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -18.17%, compared to an industry average of -1.7%.

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 Sector Portfolio (PJB)
  • N/A (SHVY).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PJB with an increase of 6.62% over the last 100 days. It also 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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: HCBK , NYCB , STSA News News

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