United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.67 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased UPS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that UPS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $96.41, the dividend yield is 2.78%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UPS was $96.41, representing a -8.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $105.37 and a 13.18% increase over the 52 week low of $85.18.
UPS is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ( ODFL ). UPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.88. Zacks Investment Research reports UPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.13%, compared to an industry average of -14.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UPS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UPS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
- iShares Global Industrials ETF ( EXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of 8.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UPS at 7.34%.