Viper Energy Partners LP ( VNOM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 10, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 20, 2018. Shareholders who purchased VNOM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $35.95, the dividend yield is 6.68%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VNOM was $35.95, representing a -4.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.75 and a 129.27% increase over the 52 week low of $15.68.
VNOM is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Total S.A. ( TOT ) and PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ). VNOM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.34. Zacks Investment Research reports VNOM's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 39.56%, compared to an industry average of 18.4%.