Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. ( HPY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.085 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HPY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 21.43% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPY was $39.91, representing a -20.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.44 and a 35.98% increase over the 52 week low of $29.35.
HPY is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Visa Inc. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). HPY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.08. Zacks Investment Research reports HPY's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.69%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.