Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ( ORIG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 16, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ORIG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $17.03, the dividend yield is 4.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ORIG was $17.03, representing a -18.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $20.97 and a 5.65% increase over the 52 week low of $16.12.
ORIG is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). ORIG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.48. Zacks Investment Research reports ORIG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 60.64%, compared to an industry average of 13.1%.
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