Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. ( BHLB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 10, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 26, 2016. Shareholders who purchased BHLB prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.26% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $26.08, the dividend yield is 3.07%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BHLB was $26.08, representing a -15.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.69 and a 5.54% increase over the 52 week low of $24.71.
BHLB is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as New York Community Bancorp, Inc. ( NYCB ) and United Financial Bancorp, Inc. ( UBNK ). BHLB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.88. Zacks Investment Research reports BHLB's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 6.54%, compared to an industry average of 9.9%.
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