Citigroup Inc. ( C ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 02, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 24, 2017. Shareholders who purchased C prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that C has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of C was $55.83, representing a -9.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.63 and a 61.73% increase over the 52 week low of $34.52.
C is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ). C's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.72. Zacks Investment Research reports C's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 9.19%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to C through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have C as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG )
- Vanguard Financials ETF - DNQ ( VFH )
- iShares U.S. Financial ETF ( IYF )
- SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF ( VLU )
- SPDR S&P 500 Value ETF (based on S&P 500 Value Index--symbol: ( SPYV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 19.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of C at 6.6%.
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