Apache Corporation ( APA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 22, 2014. Shareholders who purchased APA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $99.87, the dividend yield is 1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of APA was $99.87, representing a -2.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $102.34 and a 33.04% increase over the 52 week low of $75.07.
APA is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). APA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.32. Zacks Investment Research reports APA's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -9.58%, compared to an industry average of 16.9%.