Extended Stay America, Inc. ( STAY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 27, 2018. Shareholders who purchased STAY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that STAY has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of STAY was $19.55, representing a -8.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.28 and a 25.12% increase over the 52 week low of $15.63.
STAY is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( LVS ) and Marriott International ( MAR ). STAY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.41. Zacks Investment Research reports STAY's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 9.5%, compared to an industry average of 24.1%.
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