ESCO Technologies Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ESE stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 17th quarter that ESE has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $34.48, the dividend yield is .93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ESE was $34.48,
representing a -18.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.42 and
a 13.98% increase over the 52 week low of $30.25.
ESE is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes
companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (
) and Vodafone Group Plc (
). ESE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.77. Zacks Investment Research reports ESE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.9%, compared to an industry
average of 15.8%.
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