CBS Corporation ( CBS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2016. Shareholders who purchased CBS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $52.22, the dividend yield is 1.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CBS was $52.22, representing a -10.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.22 and a 35.6% increase over the 52 week low of $38.51.
CBS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Sirius XM Holdings Inc. ( SIRI ) and Grupo Televisa S.A. ( TV ). CBS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.38. Zacks Investment Research reports CBS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 24.15%, compared to an industry average of 18.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CBS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CBS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Media ( PBS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PBS with an increase of 3.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CBS at 4.97%.
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