Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 28, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012.
Shareholders who purchased GS stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.7%
increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of
$120.31, the dividend yield is 1.66%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GS was $120.31,
representing a -6.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $128.72 and
a 38.45% increase over the 52 week low of $86.90.
GS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as BlackRock, Inc. (
) and Morgan Stanley (
). GS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $10.39. Zacks Investment Research reports GS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 163.28%, compared to an
industry average of -14%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to GS through an Exchange
Traded Fund (
The following ETF(s) have GS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund (
- PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund (
- RevenueShares Financials Sector (
- SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RWW with an increase of
14.71% over the last 100 days. IAI has the highest percent
weighting of GS at 8.68%.