Green Plains, Inc. ( GPRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GPRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $44.13, the dividend yield is .73%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPRE was $44.13, representing a -1.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.58 and a 220.25% increase over the 52 week low of $13.78.
GPRE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). GPRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.79. Zacks Investment Research reports GPRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 201.59%, compared to an industry average of 14.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GPRE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GPRE as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF ( RZV )
- PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 6.83% over the last 100 days. RZV has the highest percent weighting of GPRE at 2.3%.