Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 01, 2014

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Webster Financial Corporation ( WBS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 01, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 19, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WBS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $29.84, the dividend yield is 2.68%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WBS was $29.84, representing a -8.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.67 and a 33.99% increase over the 52 week low of $22.27.

WBS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). WBS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports WBS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.13%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WBS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • PowerShares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio ETF ( KBWR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWR with an decrease of -4.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WBS at 2.58%.



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: WBS , WFC , JPM , KBWR

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