Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.65 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 29, 2015. Shareholders who purchased GS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $206.38, the dividend yield is 1.26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GS was $206.38, representing a -0.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $208.26 and a 30.69% increase over the 52 week low of $157.91.
GS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Morgan Stanley ( MS ) and BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ). GS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $18.99. Zacks Investment Research reports GS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 12.42%, compared to an industry average of 12.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers ETF ( IAI )
- PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
- iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Financial ( XLF )
- SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 3.08% over the last 100 days. IAI has the highest percent weighting of GS at 9.02%.
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