Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 19, 2012

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Hatteras Financial Corp ( HTS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 19, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.7 per share scheduled for January 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HTS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -12.5% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $25.4, the dividend yield is 11.02%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HTS was $25.4, representing a -14.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.68 and a 6.5% increase over the 52 week low of $23.85.

HTS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HTS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.55. Zacks Investment Research reports HTS's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -15.57%, compared to an industry average of -5.8%.

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

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

  • PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund ( REM )
  • iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund ( JKL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JKL with an increase of 8.33% over the last 100 days. KBWD has the highest percent weighting of HTS at 4.37%.



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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Referenced Stocks: AMT , HTS , JKL , KBWD , REM , SPG

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