KBC Group NV (OTCMKTS:KBCSY) saw a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 12,400 shares, a growth of 148.0% from the December 15th total of 5,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 72,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.2 days.
Shares of OTCMKTS:KBCSY opened at $47.42 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $43.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $42.92. The stock has a market cap of $39.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.02 and a beta of 1.43. KBC Group has a fifty-two week low of $33.89 and a fifty-two week high of $49.43.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 16th were issued a dividend of $2.0145 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 15th. This represents a yield of 4.12%. KBC Group’s payout ratio is currently 61.98%.
About KBC Group
KBC Group NV engages in the provision of integrated bank-insurances. It operates through the following segments: Belgium Business; Czech Republic Business; and International Markets Business Unit. The Belgium Business segment engages in the retail and private banc assurance activities in Belgium. The Czech Republic Business segment comprises all KBC’s activities in the Czech Republic.
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