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Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2012

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 12/24/2012 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: AIG;AXS;KIE;KME;NASI;SCHB;SCHG;TRV

Axis Capital Holdings Limited ( AXS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AXS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.17% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $34.49, the dividend yield is 2.9%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AXS was $34.49, representing a -11.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.80 and a 13.64% increase over the 52 week low of $30.35.

AXS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). AXS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.76. Zacks Investment Research reports AXS's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 332.97%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

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

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is KME with an increase of 39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AXS at 2.95%.