Equinix, Inc. ( EQIX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 22, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $2 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 21, 2017. Shareholders who purchased EQIX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $425.76, the dividend yield is 1.88%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQIX was $425.76, representing a -1.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $433.77 and a 35.36% increase over the 52 week low of $314.55.
EQIX is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) and Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ). EQIX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.79. Zacks Investment Research reports EQIX's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as -1.85%, compared to an industry average of 1.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EQIX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EQIX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF ( ICF )
- PowerShares Nasdaq Internet Portfolio ( PNQI )
- Vanguard REIT ETF - DNQ ( VNQ )
- iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF ( IYR )
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF - DNQ ( VOT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PNQI with an increase of 22.24% over the last 100 days. ICF has the highest percent weighting of EQIX at 7.34%.
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