First Merchants Corporation ( FRME ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FRME stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 66.67% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $16.88, the dividend yield is 1.18%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FRME was $16.88, representing a -0.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $17 and a 53.87% increase over the 52 week low of $10.97.
FRME is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FRME's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.33. Zacks Investment Research reports FRME's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -13%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FRME Dividend History page.