The First Bancorp’s stock closed at $27.25 per share on March 31, 2017, up from $19.51 a year ago and down from our year-end close at $33.10 per share. With dividends reinvested, our 12-month total return was 45.79%. We outperformed the broad market during this period, as measured by the S&P 500 which had a total return with dividends reinvested of 17.16%, as well as the Russell 2000, which we are included in, which had a total return of 26.19%. We also outperformed the banking industry, with total returns year to date of 40.76% for the KBW Regional Bank Index and 42.87% for the Nasdaq Bank Index.
The following table presents historical information about The First Bancorp for 2012 and 2017: