Boston Properties, Inc. ( BXP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.65 per share scheduled for January 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BXP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 18.18% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $105.7, the dividend yield is 2.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BXP was $105.7, representing a -9.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $117 and a 9.27% increase over the 52 week low of $96.73.
BXP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). BXP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.29. Zacks Investment Research reports BXP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as .75%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BXP Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to BXP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BXP as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Industrial/Office Index Fund ( FNIO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSR with an increase of 1.34% over the last 100 days. ICF has the highest percent weighting of BXP at 5.75%.
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