Group 1 Automotive, Inc. ( GPI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased GPI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.35% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPI was $79.33, representing a -4.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.18 and a 67.7% increase over the 52 week low of $47.31.
GPI is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and CarMax Inc ( KMX ). GPI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.68. Zacks Investment Research reports GPI's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 4.77%, compared to an industry average of 16.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GPI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GPI as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ( PSCD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCD with an increase of 6.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GPI at 1.58%.
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