First M & F Corporation ( FMFC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 14, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.01 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased FMFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 15th quarter that FMFC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $6.58, the dividend yield is .61%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FMFC was $6.58, representing a -26.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $8.99 and a 164.41% increase over the 52 week low of $2.49.
FMFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FMFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.45. Zacks Investment Research reports FMFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 89.29%, compared to an industry average of 18%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FMFC Dividend History page.