Hess Corporation ( HES ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 17, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 31, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HES prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 7th quarter that HES has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of HES was $69, representing a -33.97% decrease from the 52 week high of $104.50 and a 8.15% increase over the 52 week low of $63.80.
HES is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). HES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.44. Zacks Investment Research reports HES's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -163.72%, compared to an industry average of -27%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HES through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HES as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWV with an increase of 5.96% over the last 100 days. FRAK has the highest percent weighting of HES at 5.12%.
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