Republic Bancorp, Inc. ( RBCAA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.176 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RBCAA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.67% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $27.2, the dividend yield is 2.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RBCAA was $27.2, representing a -2.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.02 and a 39.06% increase over the 52 week low of $19.56.
RBCAA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). RBCAA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.25. Zacks Investment Research reports RBCAA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -74.25%, compared to an industry average of 3%.