Global Payments Inc. ( GPN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.02 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GPN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 30th quarter that GPN has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPN was $49.94, representing a -7.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.93 and a 26.85% increase over the 52 week low of $39.37.
GPN is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Visa Inc. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). GPN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.27. Zacks Investment Research reports GPN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.48%, compared to an industry average of 12.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GPN Dividend History page.