Sterling Financial Corporation (STSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 01, 2013
Sterling Financial Corporation ( STSA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased STSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -60% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $29.46, the dividend yield is 2.72%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STSA was $29.46, representing a -4.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.70 and a 50.61% increase over the 52 week low of $19.56.
STSA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as New York Community Bancorp, Inc. ( NYCB ) and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ( HCBK ). STSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.46. Zacks Investment Research reports STSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -12.32%, compared to an industry average of -2.6%.