Heartland Financial USA, Inc. ( HTLF ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HTLF stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 22nd quarter that HTLF has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $26.31, the dividend yield is 4.56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HTLF was $26.31, representing a -9.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.01 and a 81.07% increase over the 52 week low of $14.53.
HTLF is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). HTLF's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.54. Zacks Investment Research reports HTLF's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 132.38%, compared to an industry average of 15.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HTLF Dividend History page.
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