ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 02, 2013


ESCO Technologies Inc. ( ESE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ESE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 14th quarter that ESE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $40.86, the dividend yield is .78%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESE was $40.86, representing a -3.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.42 and a 23.89% increase over the 52 week low of $32.98.

ESE is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). ESE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.55. Zacks Investment Research reports ESE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 26.72%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.

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

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

  • First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index ( GRID )
  • PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio ( PUW )
  • N/A (SHBT).

The top-performing ETF of this group is GRID with an increase of 16.77% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ESE at 4.01%.

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: CHL , ESE , GRID , PUW , T

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