Everest Re Group, Ltd. ( RE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 03, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 26th quarter that RE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $129.76, the dividend yield is 1.48%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RE was $129.76, representing a -4.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $136.40 and a 30.09% increase over the 52 week low of $99.75.
RE is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). RE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $17.53. Zacks Investment Research reports RE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 24.65%, compared to an industry average of 15.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RE Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to RE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RE as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV )
- iShares S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value Index Fund ( IJJ )
- Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF ( IVOV )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of 17.05% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RE at 2.39%.
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