Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased OXY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that OXY has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of OXY was $69.72, representing a -15.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.06 and a 19.71% increase over the 52 week low of $58.24.
OXY is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.B) and PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ). OXY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$7.88. Zacks Investment Research reports OXY's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -414.58%, compared to an industry average of -2.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to OXY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have OXY as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
- iShares North American Natural Resources ETF ( IGE )
- iShares U.S. Energy ETF ( IYE )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Energy Select Sector ( XLE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYE with an decrease of -11.51% over the last 100 days. FRAK has the highest percent weighting of OXY at 9.62%.
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