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East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 06, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
East West Bancorp, Inc. ( EWBC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EWBC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of EWBC was $23.81, representing a -2.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.39 and a 20.99% increase over the 52 week low of $19.68.
EWBC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). EWBC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.89. Zacks Investment Research reports EWBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.7%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EWBC Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to EWBC through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EWBC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Banking ( PJB )
- First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA )
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core Portfolio ( PXSC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXSC with an increase of 15.08% over the last 100 days. PJB has the highest percent weighting of EWBC at 4.82%.