Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. ( NXST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 13, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 29, 2015. Shareholders who purchased NXST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 26.67% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $55.51, the dividend yield is 1.37%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NXST was $55.51, representing a -7.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.21 and a 52.46% increase over the 52 week low of $36.41.
NXST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as CBS Corporation ( CBS ) and Sirius XM Holdings Inc. ( SIRI ). NXST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.18. Zacks Investment Research reports NXST's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 13.13%, compared to an industry average of .8%.
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