Orion Engineered Carbons S.A ( OEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 01, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.188 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2017. Shareholders who purchased OEC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.24% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $17.75, the dividend yield is 4.24%.
The previous trading day's last sale of OEC was $17.75, representing a -20.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.20 and a 22.92% increase over the 52 week low of $14.44.
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 $.86. Zacks Investment Research reports OEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.33%, compared to an industry average of 7.5%.