Webster Financial Corporation ( WBS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 12, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 27, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WBS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WBS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of WBS was $52.54, representing a -12.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.32 and a 19.3% increase over the 52 week low of $44.04.
WBS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ). WBS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.66. Zacks Investment Research reports WBS's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 30.12%, compared to an industry average of 24%.