U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. ( SLCA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 18, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased SLCA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $15.99, the dividend yield is 3.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SLCA was $15.99, representing a -27.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.14 and a 77.27% increase over the 52 week low of $9.02.
SLCA is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Teck Resources Ltd ( TCK ) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ). SLCA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.28. Zacks Investment Research reports SLCA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 91.19%, compared to an industry average of 5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SLCA Dividend History page.