Covanta Holding Corporation ( CVA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 14, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share scheduled for December 26, 2012. Shareholders who purchased CVA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CVA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $18.72, the dividend yield is 3.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CVA was $18.72, representing a -1.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.03 and a 45.45% increase over the 52 week low of $12.87.
CVA is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). CVA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.43. Zacks Investment Research reports CVA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -.38%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CVA Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to CVA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CVA as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund ( ICLN )
- Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF ( GEX )
- PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio ( PBD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GEX with an increase of 12.99% over the last 100 days. ICLN has the highest percent weighting of CVA at 6.85%.