Everest Re Group, Ltd. ( RE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 25, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased RE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that RE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $163.91, the dividend yield is 1.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RE was $163.91, representing a -1.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $165.65 and a 22.23% increase over the 52 week low of $134.10.
RE is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and Ace Limited ( ACE ). RE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $24.82. Zacks Investment Research reports RE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -9.26%, compared to an industry average of .2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RE as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio ETF ( KBWP )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV )
- Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF ( IVOV )
- iShares S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value Index Fund ( IJJ )
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IVOV with an increase of 5.61% over the last 100 days. KBWP has the highest percent weighting of RE at 4.05%.