Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 08, 2013

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Webster Financial Corporation ( WBS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WBS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $27.3, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WBS was $27.3, representing a -3.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.29 and a 38.51% increase over the 52 week low of $19.71.

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 $1.92. Zacks Investment Research reports WBS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.58%, compared to an industry average of 3.3%.


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

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 )
  • SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
  • SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWR with an increase of 17.73% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WBS at 2.76%.



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: JPM , KBE , KBWR , KRE , WBS , WFC

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