Green Plains, Inc. ( GPRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 22, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased GPRE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 7th quarter that GPRE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPRE was $23.75, representing a -20.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.85 and a 80.06% increase over the 52 week low of $13.19.
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 $.25. Zacks Investment Research reports GPRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 450%, compared to an industry average of 5.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GPRE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GPRE as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF ( GEX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GEX with an increase of 2.78% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GPRE at 1.64%.
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