Everest Re Group, Ltd. ( RE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $1.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 23, 2016. Shareholders who purchased RE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 21.05% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of RE was $191.98, representing a -1.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $193.98 and a 14.91% increase over the 52 week low of $167.07.
RE is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and D/B/A Chubb Limited New ( CB ). RE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $21.34. Zacks Investment Research reports RE's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -25.83%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.
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 )
- PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV )
- iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF ( IJJ )
- Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF ( IVOV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XMLV with an increase of 4% over the last 100 days. KBWP has the highest percent weighting of RE at 4.05%.
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