Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 17, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $1.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WHR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.55% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $157.26, the dividend yield is 2.93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WHR was $157.26, representing a -22.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $202.99 and a 8.02% increase over the 52 week low of $145.59.
WHR is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as General Electric Company ( GE ) and Sony Corp Ord ( SNE ). WHR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.85. Zacks Investment Research reports WHR's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 12.23%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WHR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WHR as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P 500 Pure Value Portfolio ( RPV )
- Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF ( ESGS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 0.84% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WHR at 0.85%.