First Bancorp ( FBNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 29, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 25, 2016. Shareholders who purchased FBNC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 29th quarter that FBNC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of FBNC was $18.75, representing a -5.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.92 and a 23.56% increase over the 52 week low of $15.17.
FBNC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FBNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.31. Zacks Investment Research reports FBNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 1.73%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.