Provident Financial Services, Inc ( PFS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 10, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 26, 2016. Shareholders who purchased PFS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.25% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFS was $18.43, representing a -13.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.20 and a 4.07% increase over the 52 week low of $17.71.
PFS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as HSBC Holdings plc ( HSBC ) and E*TRADE Financial Corporation ( ETFC ). PFS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.34. Zacks Investment Research reports PFS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 4.51%, compared to an industry average of 10.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PFS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PFS as a top-10 holding:
- Direxion Value Line Small- and Mid-Cap High Dividend ETF ( VLSM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VLSM with an decrease of -9.7% over the last 100 days.
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