Greif Bros. Corporation ( GEF ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 17, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.42 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GEF stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that GEF has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $48.6, the dividend yield is 3.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GEF was $48.6, representing a -14.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.53 and a 6.7% increase over the 52 week low of $45.55.
GEF's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports GEF's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -19.39%, compared to an industry average of 12.4%.