Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SLB prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 9th quarter that SLB has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SLB was $81.21, representing a -7.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $87.84 and a 22.86% increase over the 52 week low of $66.10.
SLB is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Halliburton Company ( HAL ) and Core Laboratories N.V. ( CLB ). SLB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.18. Zacks Investment Research reports SLB's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 59.26%, compared to an industry average of 10%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SLB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SLB as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE )
- iShares North American Natural Resources ETF ( IGE )
- iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF ( IEZ )
- VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF ( OIH )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF ( XLG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IEZ with an increase of 24.7% over the last 100 days. VDE has the highest percent weighting of SLB at 7.28%.