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%.
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