Ellington Financial LLC ( EFC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that EFC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.64, the dividend yield is 12.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EFC was $24.64, representing a -3.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.57 and a 16.67% 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 $2.4. Zacks Investment Research reports EFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 42.15%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.