Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 11, 2019. Shareholders who purchased NUE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.26% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $52.31, the dividend yield is 3.06%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NUE was $52.31, representing a -25.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.48 and a 5.06% increase over the 52 week low of $49.79.
NUE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as ArcelorMittal ( MT ) and POSCO ( PKX ). NUE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.56. Zacks Investment Research reports NUE's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 115.21%, compared to an industry average of 17.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NUE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NUE as a top-10 holding:
- John Hancock Multifactor Materials ETF ( JHMA )
- VanEck Vectors Steel ETF ( SLX )
- First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ( FXZ )
- iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF ( IYM )
- iShares, Inc. ( PICK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PICK with an decrease of -16.48% over the last 100 days. JHMA has the highest percent weighting of NUE at 5.6%.
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