Corporate Office Properties Trust ( OFC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased OFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that OFC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.92, the dividend yield is 4.41%.
The previous trading day's last sale of OFC was $24.92, representing a -4.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.12 and a 21.09% increase over the 52 week low of $20.58.
OFC is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). OFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.47. Zacks Investment Research reports OFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -4.78%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the OFC Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to OFC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have OFC as a top-10 holding:
- WisdomTree Trust SmallCap Dividend Fund ( DES )
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core Portfolio ( PXSC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXSC with an increase of 8.8% over the last 100 days. DES has the highest percent weighting of OFC at 0.98%.