Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. ( BEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 24, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.468 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 31, 2017. Shareholders who purchased BEP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.17% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of BEP was $29.69, representing a -6.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.85 and a 14.06% increase over the 52 week low of $26.03.
BEP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Southern Company ( SO ). BEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.16. Zacks Investment Research reports BEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -2300%, compared to an industry average of -3.7%.
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