Safe Bulkers, Inc ( SB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $7.51, the dividend yield is 3.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SB was $7.51, representing a -34.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $11.48 and a 46.97% increase over the 52 week low of $5.11.
SB is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) and Carnival Corporation ( CUK ). SB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.66. Zacks Investment Research reports SB's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -58.68%, compared to an industry average of 13.7%.