Duke Realty Corporation ( DRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 22nd quarter that DRE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $18.01, the dividend yield is 3.78%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DRE was $18.01, representing a -2.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.42 and a 27.55% increase over the 52 week low of $14.12.
DRE is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). DRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.63. Zacks Investment Research reports DRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.06%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.
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The following ETF(s) have DRE as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is FNIO with an increase of 1.42% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DRE at 4.42%.
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