Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2013

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. ( CLF ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CLF stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -76% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of CLF was $29.48, representing a -59.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.63 and a 5.1% increase over the 52 week low of $28.05.

CLF is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and VALE S.A. ( VALE ). CLF's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$6.33. Zacks Investment Research reports CLF's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -15.16%, compared to an industry average of -18%.


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

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

  • Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX )
  • SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME )
  • First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ( FXZ )
  • PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio ( PSTL )
  • iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund ( DVY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSTL with an increase of 13.65% over the last 100 days. SLX has the highest percent weighting of CLF at 4.57%.



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




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