OceanFirst Financial Corp. ( OCFC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased OCFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that OCFC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $17.99, the dividend yield is 2.67%.
The previous trading day's last sale of OCFC was $17.99, representing a -4.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.85 and a 44.79% increase over the 52 week low of $12.43.
OCFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as HSBC Holdings plc ( HBC ) and E*TRADE Financial Corporation ( ETFC ). OCFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.07. Zacks Investment Research reports OCFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.02%, compared to an industry average of -2.1%.
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