Westamerica Bancorporation ( WABC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WABC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th quarter that WABC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $47.98, the dividend yield is 3.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WABC was $47.98, representing a -2.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.39 and a 18.47% increase over the 52 week low of $40.50.
WABC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). WABC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.71. Zacks Investment Research reports WABC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -12.8%, compared to an industry average of 8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WABC Dividend History page.