Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.377 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased NUE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.53% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $61.63, the dividend yield is 2.45%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NUE was $61.63, representing a -9.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $68 and a 81.8% increase over the 52 week low of $33.90.
NUE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as ArcelorMittal ( MT ) and Tenaris S.A. ( TS ). NUE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.6. Zacks Investment Research reports NUE's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 30.8%, compared to an industry average of 5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NUE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NUE as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
- iShaes MSCI Global Select Metals & Mining Producers Fund ( PICK )
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio ( SPHD )
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY )
- PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PICK with an increase of 16.03% over the last 100 days. RTM has the highest percent weighting of NUE at 3.86%.