Delta Air Lines, Inc. ( DAL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 28, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2019. Shareholders who purchased DAL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that DAL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of DAL was $51.12, representing a -16.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.32 and a 13.4% increase over the 52 week low of $45.08.
DAL is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) and Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ). DAL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.64. Zacks Investment Research reports DAL's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 15.66%, compared to an industry average of 12.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DAL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DAL as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF ( FTXR )
- U.S. Global Jets ETF ( JETS )
- John Hancock Multifactor Industrials ETF ( JHMI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FTXR with an increase of 1.93% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DAL at 8.21%.
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