Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation ( NOR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.01 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NOR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -75% decrease from the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOR was $3.8, representing a -23.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $4.96 and a 71.95% increase over the 52 week low of $2.21.
NOR is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Aluminum Corporation of China Limited ( ACH ) and Century Aluminum Company ( CENX ). NOR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.7. Zacks Investment Research reports NOR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -13.9%, compared to an industry average of -.9%.