Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 27, 2013
Group 1 Automotive, Inc. ( GPI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GPI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $67.78, the dividend yield is 1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPI was $67.78, representing a -17.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.40 and a 23.44% increase over the 52 week low of $54.91.
GPI is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and CarMax Inc ( KMX ). GPI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.2. Zacks Investment Research reports GPI's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.15%, compared to an industry average of 13.1%.