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Cash Dividend On The Way From FirstMerit Corp (FMER)

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, November 21, 5:10 PM ET
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On 11/23/11, FirstMerit Corp (NASDAQ:FMER) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.16, payable on 12/19/11. As a percentage of FMER's recent stock price of $13.80, this dividend works out to approximately 1.16%.

Below is a dividend history chart for FMER, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.16 declared by FirstMerit Corp:

FMER Dividend History
Date Div*
08/25/11 0.160
05/26/11 0.160
02/24/11 0.160
11/24/10 0.160
08/26/10 0.160
05/27/10 0.160
02/25/10 0.160
11/25/09 0.160
08/27/09 0.159
05/28/09 0.159
02/26/09 0.288
11/26/08 0.288
08/28/08 0.288
05/29/08 0.288
02/28/08 0.288
11/21/07 0.288
08/23/07 0.288
05/29/07 0.288
02/22/07 0.288
11/22/06 0.288
08/24/06 0.288
05/25/06 0.278
02/23/06 0.278
11/23/05 0.278
08/25/05 0.278
05/26/05 0.268
02/24/05 0.268
11/24/04 0.268
08/26/04 0.268
05/27/04 0.258
02/26/04 0.258
11/26/03 0.258
08/28/03 0.258
05/22/03 0.248
02/27/03 0.248
11/27/02 0.248
08/22/02 0.248
05/23/02 0.238
02/28/02 0.238
11/21/01 0.238
08/23/01 0.228
05/24/01 0.228
02/22/01 0.228
08/24/00 0.219
05/25/00 0.219
02/24/00 0.199
11/24/99 0.199
08/26/99 0.199
07/22/99 0.179
05/27/99 0.179
02/25/99 0.179
11/25/98 0.179
08/27/98 0.159
05/28/98 0.159
02/26/98 0.159
11/26/97 0.159
08/28/97 0.159
05/22/97 0.144
02/27/97 0.144
11/27/96 0.144
08/29/96 0.134
05/23/96 0.134
02/22/96 0.134
11/22/95 0.134
08/24/95 0.124
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FMER is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.64% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, FMER makes up 2.07% of the KBW Regional Bank Portfolio ETF (AMEX:KBWR) which is trading lower by about 2.5% on the day Monday.

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FMER operates in the Banking & Savings sector, among companies like CrediCorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) which is up about 1.2% today, and SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) trading lower by about 2.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of FMER, versus BAP and STI.

FMER,BAP,STI Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, FirstMerit Corp shares are currently off about 3.3% on the day.


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