Validus Holdings, Ltd. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.25 per share scheduled for December 28,
2012. Shareholders who purchased VR stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th
quarter that VR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $35.28, the dividend yield is 2.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VR was $35.28,
representing a -6.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.63 and
a 20.41% increase over the 52 week low of $29.30.
VR is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as American International Group, Inc. (
) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. (
). VR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.16. Zacks Investment Research reports VR's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 882.27%, compared to an
industry average of 7.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to VR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VR as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of
10.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of VR at 2.57%.