Vector Group Ltd. ( VGR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share scheduled for December 20, 2012. Shareholders who purchased VGR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 40th quarter that VGR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $16.07, the dividend yield is 9.96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VGR was $16.07, representing a -9.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.70 and a 12.77% increase over the 52 week low of $14.25.
VGR is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and British American Tobacco Industries, p.l.c. ( BTI ). VGR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.26. Zacks Investment Research reports VGR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -47.5%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VGR Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to VGR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VGR as a top-10 holding:
- Russell 2000 Low Beta ETF (SLBT)
- WisdomTree Trust SmallCap Dividend Fund ( DES ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DES with an increase of 2.18% over the last 100 days. SLBT has the highest percent weighting of VGR at 1.85%.