Nicholas Financial, Inc. ( NICK ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 19, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $2 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased NICK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1566.67% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $13.99, the dividend yield is 171.55%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NICK was $13.99, representing a -2.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $14.41 and a 23.81% increase over the 52 week low of $11.30.
NICK is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Encore Capital Group Inc ( ECPG ) and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation ( AGM ). NICK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.81. Zacks Investment Research reports NICK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.7%, compared to an industry average of 15.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NICK Dividend History page.