The First Bancorp’s price per share was $33.10 at December 31, 2016, up $12.63 from the closing price of $20.47 on December 31, 2015. With dividends reinvested, our total return for the year 2016 was 68.78%. We outperformed the broad market during this period, as measured by the S&P 500 which had a total return with dividends reinvested of 11.95%, as well the Russell 2000, which we are included in, which had a total return of 21.28%. We also outperformed the banking industry, with total returns year to date of 39.12% for the KBW Regional Bank Index and 37.97% for the Nasdaq Bank Index.
The following table presents historical information about The First Bancorp for 2012 and 2016: