Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. ( HIG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HIG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that HIG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $30.63, the dividend yield is 1.31%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HIG was $30.63, representing a -2.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.51 and a 95.72% increase over the 52 week low of $15.65.
HIG is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). HIG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.14. Zacks Investment Research reports HIG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.65%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HIG Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to HIG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HIG as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 18.26% over the last 100 days. KIE has the highest percent weighting of HIG at 2.49%.
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