Whitestone REIT ( WSR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.095 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WSR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 39th quarter that WSR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $14.25, the dividend yield is 8%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WSR was $14.25, representing a -20.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.85 and a 18.06% increase over the 52 week low of $12.07.
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 $.05. Zacks Investment Research reports WSR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.41%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.
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