Torchmark Corporation ( TMK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.135 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased TMK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that TMK has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $56.24, the dividend yield is .96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of TMK was $56.24, representing a -11.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.26 and a 13.15% increase over the 52 week low of $49.71.
TMK is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and ING Group, N.V. ( ING ). TMK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.08. Zacks Investment Research reports TMK's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 4.85%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to TMK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TMK as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF ( BYLD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is BYLD with an decrease of -2.81% over the last 100 days.