United States Steel Corporation ( X ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased X stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 21st quarter that X has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.43, the dividend yield is .79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of X was $25.43, representing a -18.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.15 and a 57.8% increase over the 52 week low of $16.12.
X is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as ArcelorMittal ( MT ) and Tenaris S.A. ( TS ). X's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$13.42. Zacks Investment Research reports X's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 254.55%, compared to an industry average of 22.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to X through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have X as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ( RSP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 7.96% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of X at 3.82%.