Progressive Corporation ( PGR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1.4929 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 07, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PGR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 424.75% increase over the prior year.
The previous trading day's last sale of PGR was $25.19, representing a -11.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.54 and a 12.81% increase over the 52 week low of $22.33.
PGR is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and Ace Limited ( ACE ). PGR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.94. Zacks Investment Research reports PGR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.36%, compared to an industry average of 17.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PGR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PGR as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio ETF ( KBWP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWP with an increase of 4.76% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PGR at 7.6%.