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Nucor Corporation (NUE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 25, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 25, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3675 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NUE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that NUE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $49.88, the dividend yield is 2.95%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NUE was $49.88, representing a -2.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.25 and a 32.33% increase over the 52 week low of $37.70.
NUE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Tenaris S.A. ( TS ) and POSCO ( PKX ). NUE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.31. Zacks Investment Research reports NUE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -18.41%, compared to an industry average of 12.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NUE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NUE as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 11.81% over the last 100 days. SLX has the highest percent weighting of NUE at 4.75%.