Whitestone REIT ( WSR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.095 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WSR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 60th quarter that WSR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $12.75, the dividend yield is 8.94%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WSR was $12.75, representing a -22.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.39 and a 0.31% increase over the 52 week low of $12.71.
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 $.29. Zacks Investment Research reports WSR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -8.33%, compared to an industry average of 7.3%.