Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. ( GPRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GPRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that GPRE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPRE was $25.5, representing a -3.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.52 and a 181.77% increase over the 52 week low of $9.05.
GPRE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). GPRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.2. Zacks Investment Research reports GPRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 62.1%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.
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 )
- SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explor & Product ( XOP )
- First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FYT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FYT with an increase of 10.01% over the last 100 days. RZV has the highest percent weighting of GPRE at 1.58%.
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