SunTrust Banks, Inc. ( STI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 25, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased STI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that STI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.43, the dividend yield is 2.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STI was $43.43, representing a -5.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.84 and a 18.92% increase over the 52 week low of $36.52.
STI is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). STI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.39. Zacks Investment Research reports STI's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 8.5%, compared to an industry average of 5.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to STI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have STI as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF ( IAT )
- PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF ( KBWB )
- SPDR S&P Bank ETF ( KBE )
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE )
- iShares Russell Mid-cap Value ETF ( IWS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KRE with an increase of 3.03% over the last 100 days. IAT has the highest percent weighting of STI at 5.56%.