ESSA Bancorp, Inc. ( ESSA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.07 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ESSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 40% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $10.82, the dividend yield is 2.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ESSA was $10.82, representing a -9% decrease from the 52 week high of $11.89 and a 6.08% increase over the 52 week low of $10.20.
ESSA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as New York Community Bancorp, Inc. ( NYCB ) and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ( HCBK ). ESSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.67.
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