Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 31, 2013

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. ( AJG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 31, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AJG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.94% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $44.46, the dividend yield is 3.15%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AJG was $44.46, representing a -3.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.87 and a 31.5% increase over the 52 week low of $33.81.

AJG is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ( MMC ) and Aon plc ( AON ). AJG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.68. Zacks Investment Research reports AJG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 27.31%, compared to an industry average of 18.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AJG Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AJG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AJG as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
  • PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund ETF ( MOM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of 19.03% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AJG at 2.36%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AJG , AON , KIE , MMC , MOM , XMLV

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