Nucor Corporation (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.3675 per share scheduled for February 11,
2013. Shareholders who purchased NUE stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
0.68% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $43.52, the dividend yield is 3.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NUE was $43.52,
representing a -4.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.75 and
a 27.14% increase over the 52 week low of $34.23.
NUE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as ArcelorMittal (
) and POSCO (
). NUE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.59. Zacks Investment Research reports NUE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -31.31%, compared to an
industry average of -16.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to NUE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NUE as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio (
- Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund (
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SLX with an increase of
13.49% over the last 100 days. PSTL has the highest percent
weighting of NUE at 6.64%.