First Bancorp ( FBNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 25, 2019. Shareholders who purchased FBNC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that FBNC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $32.62, the dividend yield is 1.23%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FBNC was $32.62, representing a -24.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.14 and a 5.14% increase over the 52 week low of $31.03.
FBNC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ). FBNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.69. Zacks Investment Research reports FBNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 62.7%, compared to an industry average of 32.4%.
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