Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.3725 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased NUE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that NUE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $38.63, the dividend yield is 3.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NUE was $38.63, representing a -31.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $56 and a 1.72% increase over the 52 week low of $37.98.
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 $2.01. Zacks Investment Research reports NUE's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -31.14%, compared to an industry average of -25.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NUE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NUE as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX )
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME )
- First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ( FXZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXZ with an decrease of -16.49% over the last 100 days. SLX has the highest percent weighting of NUE at 5.42%.