Whitestone REIT ( WSR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.095 per share scheduled for January 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WSR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 30th quarter that WSR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $14.03, the dividend yield is 8.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WSR was $14.03, representing a -1.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $14.20 and a 22.43% increase over the 52 week low of $11.46.
WSR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). WSR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.17. Zacks Investment Research reports WSR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.27%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WSR Dividend History page.