First Bancorp ( FBNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 23, 2015. Shareholders who purchased FBNC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 27th quarter that FBNC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $17.16, the dividend yield is 1.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FBNC was $17.16, representing a -8.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.86 and a 14.4% increase over the 52 week low of $15.
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 $1.24. Zacks Investment Research reports FBNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 10.36%, compared to an industry average of 14.7%.
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