Whiting USA Trust I ( WHX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.560534 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WHX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 19.67% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $2.71, the dividend yield is 82.74%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WHX was $2.71, representing a -57.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $6.33 and a 57.56% increase over the 52 week low of $1.72.
WHX is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). WHX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.13. Zacks Investment Research reports WHX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -4.94%, compared to an industry average of -17.6%.