East West Bancorp, Inc. ( EWBC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased EWBC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 9th quarter that EWBC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of EWBC was $54.01, representing a -0.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.04 and a 98.2% increase over the 52 week low of $27.25.
EWBC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ). EWBC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.97. Zacks Investment Research reports EWBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 4.29%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.