Olympic Steel, Inc. ( ZEUS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.02 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased ZEUS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 32nd quarter that ZEUS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of ZEUS was $24.05, representing a -22.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.19 and a 152.89% increase over the 52 week low of $9.51.
ZEUS is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) and Parker-Hannifin Corporation ( PH ). ZEUS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.36. Zacks Investment Research reports ZEUS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 78.13%, compared to an industry average of 31.7%.