East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 31, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased EWBC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that EWBC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.99, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EWBC was $43.99, representing a -21.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.09 and a 16.73% increase over the 52 week low of $37.69.
EWBC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) and Bank of America Corporation (BAC). EWBC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.5. Zacks Investment Research reports EWBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 2.68%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EWBC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EWBC as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco KBW Regional Banking ETF (KBWR)
- First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QABA with an increase of 7.48% over the last 100 days. KBWR has the highest percent weighting of EWBC at 3.49%.
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