Heritage Financial Corporation ( HFWA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 21, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share scheduled for December 06, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HFWA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 275% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $13.87, the dividend yield is 2.16%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HFWA was $13.87, representing a -10.92% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.57 and a 22.2% increase over the 52 week low of $11.35.
HFWA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ( HCBK ) and Sterling Financial Corporation ( STSA ). HFWA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports HFWA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 106.67%, compared to an industry average of 7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HFWA Dividend History page.