Orion Engineered Carbons S.A ( OEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 23, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.1857 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 29, 2015. Shareholders who purchased OEC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -3.08% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $11.48, the dividend yield is 6.47%.
The previous trading day's last sale of OEC was $11.48, representing a -45.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.06 and a 18.47% increase over the 52 week low of $9.69.
OEC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). OEC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.61. Zacks Investment Research reports OEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 344%, compared to an industry average of -2.9%.