Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.07 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 14, 2019. Shareholders who purchased ABX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 133.33% increase over the prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $13.64, the dividend yield is 6.16%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ABX was $13.64, representing a -12.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.52 and a 43.13% increase over the 52 week low of $9.53.
ABX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Group Limited ( BHP ) and Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ). ABX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.56. Zacks Investment Research reports ABX's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -43.67%, compared to an industry average of 1.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ABX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ABX as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco Global Gold and Precious Metals ETF ( PSAU )
- VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF ( GDX )
- Sprott Gold Miners ETF ( SGDM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GDX with an decrease of -0.09% over the last 100 days. PSAU has the highest percent weighting of ABX at 9.81%.
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