Celanese Corporation ( CE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 03, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of CE was $88.38, representing a -0.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $88.92 and a 53.95% increase over the 52 week low of $57.41.
CE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). CE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.16. Zacks Investment Research reports CE's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 9.7%, compared to an industry average of 10.3%.