Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 23, 2019. Shareholders who purchased CMCSA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CMCSA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $34.47, the dividend yield is 2.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CMCSA was $34.47, representing a -21.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $44 and a 13.28% increase over the 52 week low of $30.43.
CMCSA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. ( FOX ). CMCSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.14. Zacks Investment Research reports CMCSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 22.99%, compared to an industry average of 13.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CMCSA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CMCSA as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco S&P 500 Enhanced Value ETF ( SPVU )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC )
- iShares Global Comm Services ETF ( IXP )
- The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund ( XLC )
- First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund ( FMK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an decrease of -10.59% over the last 100 days. SPVU has the highest percent weighting of CMCSA at 5.22%.
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