Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Validus Holdings, Ltd. ( VR ) 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. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). 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 VR Dividend History page.

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 ( KIE ).

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%.



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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