First Commonwealth Financial Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (FCF)
The ex-dividend date for First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) is tomorrow, February 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $5.59 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.2%.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE: FCF) is tomorrow, February 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $5.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for First Commonwealth Financial has been 650,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Commonwealth Financial has a market cap of $612.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for First Commonwealth Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in central and western Pennsylvania. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.2, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 17.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates First Commonwealth Financial as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full First Commonwealth Financial Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.
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