First Defiance Financial Corp. ( FDEF ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 17, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 25, 2018. Shareholders who purchased FDEF prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $60.45, the dividend yield is 1.99%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FDEF was $60.45, representing a -3.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.42 and a 28.59% increase over the 52 week low of $47.01.
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 $3.81. Zacks Investment Research reports FDEF's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 22.08%, compared to an industry average of 22.2%.