Finward Bancorp Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.12 (NASDAQ:FNWD)

Finward Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNWDGet Free Report) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 22nd, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 23rd will be paid a dividend of 0.12 per share on Monday, May 6th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 22nd.

Finward Bancorp has decreased its dividend by an average of 5.4% per year over the last three years. Finward Bancorp has a payout ratio of 32.0% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Finward Bancorp to earn $1.40 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.48 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 34.3%.

Finward Bancorp Trading Down 0.5 %

NASDAQ FNWD opened at $24.70 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $106.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.73 and a beta of 0.54. Finward Bancorp has a one year low of $17.29 and a one year high of $30.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The business’s fifty day moving average is $24.02 and its 200-day moving average is $22.92.

Finward Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNWDGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $15.45 million for the quarter. Finward Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.17% and a net margin of 8.68%. Equities research analysts predict that Finward Bancorp will post 1.2 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Finward Bancorp

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. US Bancorp DE purchased a new stake in Finward Bancorp in the 4th quarter worth about $25,000. UBS Group AG increased its holdings in Finward Bancorp by 11.7% in the 3rd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 4,874 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 510 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Finward Bancorp by 52.2% in the 4th quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 14,420 shares of the company’s stock worth $364,000 after acquiring an additional 4,948 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Finward Bancorp by 0.6% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 149,582 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,310,000 after acquiring an additional 933 shares during the last quarter. 26.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Finward Bancorp Company Profile

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Finward Bancorp operates as the holding company for Peoples Bank that provides various banking products and services. The company's deposit products include non-interest- and interest-bearing demand accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificate accounts, and retirement savings plans.

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