Celanese Corporation ( CE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 26, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 07, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 27.78% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $97.75, the dividend yield is 1.88%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CE was $97.75, representing a -2.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $99.97 and a 61.33% increase over the 52 week low of $60.59.
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 $5.89. Zacks Investment Research reports CE's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 10.47%, compared to an industry average of 8.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CE as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an decrease of -2.66% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CE at 3.22%.