First Defiance Financial Corp. ( FDEF ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 24, 2017. Shareholders who purchased FDEF prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.64% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of FDEF was $48.81, representing a -6.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.31 and a 40.26% increase over the 52 week low of $34.80.
FDEF is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as HSBC Holdings plc ( HSBC ) and E*TRADE Financial Corporation ( ETFC ). FDEF's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.17. Zacks Investment Research reports FDEF's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 2.66%, compared to an industry average of 9.1%.
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