Assurant, Inc. (AIZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 23, 2013


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Assurant, Inc. ( AIZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AIZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 19.05% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $50.6, the dividend yield is 1.98%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AIZ was $50.6, representing a -0.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.80 and a 56.12% increase over the 52 week low of $32.41.

AIZ is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) and Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ). AIZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.23. Zacks Investment Research reports AIZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.5%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AIZ Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AIZ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AIZ as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
  • First Trust Financials AlphaDEX ( FXO )
  • First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe Defined ( FTA )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund ( EZM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of 23.76% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AIZ at 2.36%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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