State Street Corporation ( STT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased STT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $68.74, the dividend yield is 1.98%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STT was $68.74, representing a -15.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.26 and a 7.05% increase over the 52 week low of $64.21.
STT is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). STT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.34. Zacks Investment Research reports STT's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 1.88%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to STT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have STT as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
- SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE )
- PowerShares Financial Preferred ( PGF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PGF with an decrease of -0.44% over the last 100 days. KBWC has the highest percent weighting of STT at 7.18%.