Neenah Paper, Inc. ( NP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 02, 2017. Shareholders who purchased NP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.12% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of NP was $82.15, representing a -8.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.23 and a 55.88% increase over the 52 week low of $52.70.
NP is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as International Paper Company ( IP ) and Fibria Celulose S.A. ( FBR ). NP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.95. Zacks Investment Research reports NP's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 16.49%, compared to an industry average of 1.4%.