Valassis Communications, Inc. ( VCI ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VCI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $26.46, the dividend yield is 1.17%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VCI was $26.46, representing a -6.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.19 and a 41.5% increase over the 52 week low of $18.70.
VCI is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as WPP plc ( WPPGY ) and Omnicom Group Inc. ( OMC ). VCI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.77. Zacks Investment Research reports VCI's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 12.71%, compared to an industry average of -1.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VCI Dividend History page.