Jack In The Box Inc. ( JACK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased JACK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $61.24, the dividend yield is 1.31%.
The previous trading day's last sale of JACK was $61.24, representing a -2.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.90 and a 58.94% increase over the 52 week low of $38.53.
JACK is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) and Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ). JACK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.23. Zacks Investment Research reports JACK's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 33.97%, compared to an industry average of 12.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to JACK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have JACK as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ( PSCD )
- PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolio ( PRFZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PRFZ with an decrease of -3.42% over the last 100 days. PSCD has the highest percent weighting of JACK at 2.46%.