OceanFirst Financial Corp. ( OCFC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased OCFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 17th quarter that OCFC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of OCFC was $17.61, representing a -9.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.47 and a 31.12% increase over the 52 week low of $13.43.
OCFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as E*TRADE Financial Corporation ( ETFC ) and People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT ). OCFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.95. Zacks Investment Research reports OCFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.09%, compared to an industry average of -.4%.