Westamerica Bancorporation ( WABC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 01, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WABC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WABC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.33, the dividend yield is 3.02%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WABC was $50.33, representing a -12.61% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.59 and a 20.52% increase over the 52 week low of $41.76.
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 $2.45. Zacks Investment Research reports WABC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -3.4%, compared to an industry average of 11.3%.