Assurant, Inc. ( AIZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 09, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AIZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $65.83, the dividend yield is 1.64%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AIZ was $65.83, representing a -5.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.71 and a 24.35% increase over the 52 week low of $52.94.
AIZ is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) and Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ). AIZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.95. Zacks Investment Research reports AIZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.71%, compared to an industry average of -2.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AIZ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AIZ as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
- RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW )
- QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund ETF ( MOM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 6.45% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AIZ at 1.56%.
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