Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 16, 2018. Shareholders who purchased OXY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that OXY has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of OXY was $65.66, representing a -15.92% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.09 and a 14.79% increase over the 52 week low of $57.20.
OXY is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Total S.A. ( TOT ) and PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ). OXY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.71. Zacks Investment Research reports OXY's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 191.32%, compared to an industry average of 12.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to OXY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have OXY as a top-10 holding:
- John Hancock Multifactor Energy ETF ( JHME )
- Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE )
- iShares Trust ( IGE )
- iShares MSCI Global Energy Producers Fund ( FILL )
- Cambria Core Equity ETF ( CCOR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FILL with an increase of 3.2% over the last 100 days. JHME has the highest percent weighting of OXY at 3.63%.
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