XL Group plc (XL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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XL Group plc ( XL ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.11 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased XL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th quarter that XL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.09, the dividend yield is 1.75%.

The previous trading day's last sale of XL was $25.09, representing a -2.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.78 and a 33.07% increase over the 52 week low of $18.86.

XL is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). XL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.21. Zacks Investment Research reports XL's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 566.47%, compared to an industry average of 6%.

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

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

  • PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an decrease of 0% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of XL at 4.45%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AIG , KBWI , TRV , XL

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