BancorpSouth Bank ( BXS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 14, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.14 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2018. Shareholders who purchased BXS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $32.85, the dividend yield is 1.7%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BXS was $32.85, representing a -4.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.45 and a 20.77% increase over the 52 week low of $27.20.
BXS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ). BXS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.65. Zacks Investment Research reports BXS's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 10.44%, compared to an industry average of 7%.
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