Heartland Financial USA, Inc. ( HTLF ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 22, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 31, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HTLF prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $32.28, the dividend yield is 1.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HTLF was $32.28, representing a -18.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.45 and a 25.7% increase over the 52 week low of $25.68.
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 $2.81. Zacks Investment Research reports HTLF's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 29.38%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.