Barclays PLC ( BCS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 04, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.061156 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 11, 2015. Shareholders who purchased BCS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -2.33% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $14.61, the dividend yield is 1.67%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BCS was $14.61, representing a -19.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.05 and a 8.06% increase over the 52 week low of $13.52.
BCS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc ( MTU ) and Lloyds Banking Group Plc ( LYG ). BCS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.14. Zacks Investment Research reports BCS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 50.94%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BCS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BCS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Preferred Portfolio ( PGX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PGX with an increase of 1.64% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BCS at 3.81%.