East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 29, 2013
East West Bancorp, Inc. ( EWBC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EWBC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that EWBC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $34.39, the dividend yield is 1.74%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EWBC was $34.39, representing a -0.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.45 and a 74.75% 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 $2.04. Zacks Investment Research reports EWBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.73%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EWBC through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EWBC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA )
- SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KRE with an increase of 17.6% over the last 100 days. QABA has the highest percent weighting of EWBC at 3.16%.