Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. ( VRTS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 27, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased VRTS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 11th quarter that VRTS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of VRTS was $125.65, representing a -1.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $128.10 and a 90.03% increase over the 52 week low of $66.12.
VRTS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as The Blackstone Group L.P. ( BX ) and Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ). VRTS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.28. Zacks Investment Research reports VRTS's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 44.17%, compared to an industry average of .3%.