Statoil ASA ( STO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $1.1614 per share Shareholders who purchased STO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.58% increase over the prior year.
The previous trading day's last sale of STO was $23.48, representing a -14.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.40 and a 6.73% increase over the 52 week low of $22.
STO is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). STO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.22. Zacks Investment Research reports STO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -9.24%, compared to an industry average of 13.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the STO Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to STO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have STO as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers ( PID ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PID with an increase of 10.22% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of STO at 2.25%.