Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3675 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NUE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.68% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of NUE was $46.15, representing a -5.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.60 and a 34.82% increase over the 52 week low of $34.23.
NUE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Tenaris S.A. ( TS ) and POSCO ( PKX ). NUE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.59. Zacks Investment Research reports NUE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.13%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NUE Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to NUE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NUE as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio (PSTL)
- Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX )
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME )
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY )
- iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund ( JKG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an increase of 17.36% over the last 100 days. PSTL has the highest percent weighting of NUE at 6.58%.