First Community Corporation ( FCCO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 28, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 12, 2016. Shareholders who purchased FCCO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that FCCO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $15.1, the dividend yield is 2.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FCCO was $15.1, representing a -3.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.59 and a 30.96% increase over the 52 week low of $11.53.
FCCO is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FCCO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.97. Zacks Investment Research reports FCCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 8.24%, compared to an industry average of 11%.