General Cable Corporation ( BGC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 05, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BGC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that BGC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $21.36, the dividend yield is 3.37%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BGC was $21.36, representing a -38.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.61 and a 1.88% increase over the 52 week low of $20.97.
BGC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ). BGC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$6.35. Zacks Investment Research reports BGC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -38.34%, compared to an industry average of -6.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BGC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BGC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index ( GRID ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GRID with an decrease of -5.13% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BGC at 4.02%.
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