Liberty Property Trust ( LPT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 29, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.475 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 16, 2017. Shareholders who purchased LPT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 13th quarter that LPT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $39.27, the dividend yield is 4.84%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LPT was $39.27, representing a -7.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.26 and a 45.77% increase over the 52 week low of $26.94.
LPT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). LPT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.64. Zacks Investment Research reports LPT's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -11.94%, compared to an industry average of 1.4%.
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