Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd ( PTP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PTP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 42nd quarter that PTP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $63.33, the dividend yield is .51%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PTP was $63.33, representing a -0.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.60 and a 45.99% increase over the 52 week low of $43.38.
PTP is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and Ace Limited ( ACE ). PTP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.23. Zacks Investment Research reports PTP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11%, compared to an industry average of 21.2%.