Seagate Technology. ( STX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 28, 2014. Shareholders who purchased STX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that STX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $49.28, the dividend yield is 3.49%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STX was $49.28, representing a -21.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.76 and a 32.58% increase over the 52 week low of $37.17.
STX is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as EMC Corporation ( EMC ) and TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ). STX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.51. Zacks Investment Research reports STX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -5%, compared to an industry average of -3.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to STX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have STX as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QTEC )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF ( RYT )
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE )
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund ( QQEW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QTEC with an increase of 7.77% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of STX at 2.66%.
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