Gap, Inc. ( GPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 07, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GPS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $42.03, the dividend yield is 2.09%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPS was $42.03, representing a -9.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.56 and a 17.4% increase over the 52 week low of $35.80.
GPS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and L Brands, Inc. ( LB ). GPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.75. Zacks Investment Research reports GPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 8.08%, compared to an industry average of 4.9%.
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