Best insurance stock - HCC Insurance Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012 : HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. ( HCC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share scheduled for January 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HCC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.45% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $37.24, the dividend yield is 1.77%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCC was $37.24, representing a -1.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.65 and a 39.89% increase over the 52 week low of $26.62.
HCC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). HCC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.5. Zacks Investment Research reports HCC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 31.07%, compared to an industry average of 5.8%.