Ellington Financial LLC ( EFC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that EFC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of EFC was $24.75, representing a -8.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.99 and a 17.19% increase over the 52 week low of $21.12.
EFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as CBRE Group, Inc. ( CBG ) and Realogy Holdings Corp. ( RLGY ). EFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.46. Zacks Investment Research reports EFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 42.15%, compared to an industry average of -4.4%.
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