Safe Bulkers, Inc ( SB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $8.35, the dividend yield is 2.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SB was $8.35, representing a -27.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $11.48 and a 74.69% increase over the 52 week low of $4.78.
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 $.97. Zacks Investment Research reports SB's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -40.36%, compared to an industry average of 18.6%.