Manulife Financial Corp ( MFC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1418 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 19, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 18.86% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $19.76, the dividend yield is 2.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MFC was $19.76, representing a -4.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $20.68 and a 22.28% increase over the 52 week low of $16.16.
MFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and Prudential Public Limited Company ( PUK ). MFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports MFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 17.66%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.
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