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First Financial Holdings, Inc. (SCBT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2013

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 8/13/2013 7:02:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: JPM;SCBT;WFC

First Financial Holdings, Inc. ( SCBT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SCBT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.56% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $53.38, the dividend yield is 1.42%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SCBT was $53.38, representing a -5.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.37 and a 45.01% increase over the 52 week low of $36.81.

SCBT is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). SCBT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.35. Zacks Investment Research reports SCBT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 29.85%, compared to an industry average of 4%.

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