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Sotheby's (BID) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 21, 2012

Sotheby's ( BID ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 21, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased BID stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 150% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $33.31, the dividend yield is 7.21%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BID was $33.31, representing a -19.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.24 and a 24.11% increase over the 52 week low of $26.84.

BID is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Visa Inc. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). BID's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.64. Zacks Investment Research reports BID's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -28.02%, compared to an industry average of 9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BID Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BID through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have BID as a top-10 holding:

  • Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF (SLVY).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SLVY with an increase of 4.65% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BID at 1.96%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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