BT Group plc ( BT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 11, 2019. Shareholders who purchased BT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -58.08% decrease from the prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $15.05, the dividend yield is 7.31%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BT was $15.05, representing a -20.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.97 and a 11.23% increase over the 52 week low of $13.53.
BT is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). BT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.37. Zacks Investment Research reports BT's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as -10%, compared to an industry average of .6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BT as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco International Dividend Achievers ETF ( PID ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PID with an decrease of -14.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BT at 4.52%.
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