CSX Corporation ( CSX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 29, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CSX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CSX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.66, the dividend yield is 1.58%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CSX was $50.66, representing a -8.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.48 and a 47.1% increase over the 52 week low of $34.44.
CSX is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) and Canadian National Railway Company ( CNI ). CSX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.94. Zacks Investment Research reports CSX's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 22.4%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CSX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CSX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Transportation AverageETF ( IYT )
- SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
- ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF ( EQRR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XTN with an increase of 6.93% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of CSX at 3.62%.
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