Universal Corporation ( UVV ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 10, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for February 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UVV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.04% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of UVV was $51.29, representing a -3.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.93 and a 17.72% increase over the 52 week low of $43.57.
UVV is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and British American Tobacco Industries, p.l.c. ( BTI ). UVV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.46. Zacks Investment Research reports UVV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.5%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the UVV Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to UVV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UVV as a top-10 holding:
- Russell 2000 Low Beta ETF (SLBT).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SLBT with an decrease of 0% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UVV at 1.42%.