Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. ( PCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 31, 2015. Shareholders who purchased PCL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that PCL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $41.36, the dividend yield is 4.26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PCL was $41.36, representing a -8.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.26 and a 6.87% increase over the 52 week low of $38.70.
PCL is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). PCL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.09. Zacks Investment Research reports PCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -6.07%, compared to an industry average of 2.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PCL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PCL as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry Index Fund ( WOOD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WOOD with an decrease of -6.45% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PCL at 8.02%.
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