U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. ( SLCA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.063 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 05, 2018. Shareholders who purchased SLCA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that SLCA has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SLCA was $27.01, representing a -46.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.39 and a 11.34% increase over the 52 week low of $24.26.
SLCA is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC ) and Teck Resources Ltd ( TECK ). SLCA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.77. Zacks Investment Research reports SLCA's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 105.13%, compared to an industry average of 14.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SLCA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SLCA as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ )
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF ( VIOV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VIOV with an increase of 5.42% over the last 100 days. PYZ has the highest percent weighting of SLCA at 2.79%.
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