KAR Auction Services, Inc ( KAR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 18, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 07, 2016. Shareholders who purchased KAR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that KAR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $38.01, the dividend yield is 2.84%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KAR was $38.01, representing a -4.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.87 and a 14.32% increase over the 52 week low of $33.25.
KAR is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and CarMax Inc ( KMX ). KAR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.51. Zacks Investment Research reports KAR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 10.89%, compared to an industry average of .3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KAR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KAR as a top-10 holding:
- WBI Tactical SMY Shares ( WBIC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WBIC with an decrease of -6.99% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of KAR at 4.48%.
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