Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( TDS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 14, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.141 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased TDS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that TDS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $27.06, the dividend yield is 2.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of TDS was $27.06, representing a -12.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.76 and a 18.84% increase over the 52 week low of $22.77.
TDS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). TDS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.85. Zacks Investment Research reports TDS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 306.85%, compared to an industry average of -43.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to TDS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TDS as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an increase of 0.42% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of TDS at 3.63%.