General Cable Corporation ( BGC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 27, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BGC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that BGC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BGC was $25.09, representing a -29.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.45 and a 10.24% increase over the 52 week low of $22.76.
BGC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ). BGC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$5.6. Zacks Investment Research reports BGC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -23.12%, compared to an industry average of 3.1%.
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 increase of 2.77% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BGC at 3.43%.
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