Ellington Financial Inc. (EFC) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2020. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 26, 2020. Shareholders who purchased EFC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th year that EFC the same dividend. At the current stock price of $12.61, the dividend yield is 8.56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EFC was $12.61, representing a -34.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.12 and a 289.1% increase over the 52 week low of $3.24.
EFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as KE Holdings Inc (BEKE) and CBRE Group, Inc. (CBRE). EFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.36. Zacks Investment Research reports EFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2020 as -25.27%, compared to an industry average of -3.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EFC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EFC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust DJ Select MicroCap ETF (FDM)
- SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF (SMLV).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FDM with an increase of 6.22% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of EFC at 1.42%.
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