United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.83 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 08, 2017. Shareholders who purchased UPS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.41% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of UPS was $108.99, representing a -9.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $120.44 and a 14.33% increase over the 52 week low of $95.33.
UPS is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) and ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ( ZTO ). UPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.87. Zacks Investment Research reports UPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 3.56%, compared to an industry average of .9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UPS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UPS as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Industrials ETF - DNQ ( VIS )
- iShares U.S. Industrials ETF ( IYJ )
- First Trust High Income ETF ( FTHI )
- First Trust Low Beta Income ETF ( FTLB )
- iShares iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF ( IBCC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VIS with an increase of 13.67% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UPS at 3.15%.