Stage Stores, Inc. ( SSI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 31, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.125 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SSI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $23.32, the dividend yield is 2.14%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SSI was $23.32, representing a -21.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.59 and a 46.39% increase over the 52 week low of $15.93.
SSI is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and Gap, Inc. ( GPS ). SSI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.99. Zacks Investment Research reports SSI's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.98%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SSI Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to SSI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SSI as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic MagniQuant ( PIQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PIQ with an increase of 24.79% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SSI at 0.55%.