Columbia Banking System, Inc. (COLB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 05, 2014
Columbia Banking System, Inc. ( COLB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased COLB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $24.91, the dividend yield is 3.85%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COLB was $24.91, representing a -17.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.36 and a 18.68% increase over the 52 week low of $20.99.
COLB is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). COLB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.27. Zacks Investment Research reports COLB's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.29%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.