Highwoods Properties, Inc. ( HIW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 07, 2017. Shareholders who purchased HIW prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.53% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of HIW was $50.03, representing a -11.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.23 and a 21.02% increase over the 52 week low of $41.34.
HIW is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HIW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.38. Zacks Investment Research reports HIW's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 2.29%, compared to an industry average of 2.1%.