Matson, Inc. ( MATX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 04, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MATX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $28.49, the dividend yield is 2.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MATX was $28.49, representing a -3.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.54 and a 26.73% increase over the 52 week low of $22.48.
MATX is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) and Carnival Corporation ( CCL ). MATX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.07. Zacks Investment Research reports MATX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -4.32%, compared to an industry average of 5.6%.
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