Saul Centers, Inc. ( BFS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BFS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that BFS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BFS was $47.48, representing a -4.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.82 and a 14.96% increase over the 52 week low of $41.30.
BFS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). BFS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.53. Zacks Investment Research reports BFS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.28%, compared to an industry average of 6%.