Investors Real Estate Trust ( IRET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 11, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased IRET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 13th quarter that IRET has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $8.45, the dividend yield is 6.15%.
The previous trading day's last sale of IRET was $8.45, representing a -8.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $9.21 and a 6.02% increase over the 52 week low of $7.97.
IRET is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). IRET's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.26. Zacks Investment Research reports IRET's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as %, compared to an industry average of 9.4%.