Virgin Media Inc. ( VMED ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VMED stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 23rd quarter that VMED has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of VMED was $47.29, representing a -0.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.48 and a 122.54% increase over the 52 week low of $21.25.
VMED is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). VMED's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $13.92. Zacks Investment Research reports VMED's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 65.99%, compared to an industry average of 18.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VMED Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to VMED through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VMED as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
- Madrona Domestic ETF ( FWDD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QQXT with an increase of 9.52% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of VMED at 4.79%.
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