National Presto Industries, Inc. (NPK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

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National Presto Industries, Inc. ( NPK ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $6.5 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased NPK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of NPK was $78.29, representing a -25.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $105.67 and a 20.43% increase over the 52 week low of $65.01.

NPK is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. ( RGR ) and Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation ( SWHC ). NPK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.93. Zacks Investment Research reports NPK's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -13.47%, compared to an industry average of 20.2%.

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

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

  • Ishares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index Fund ( EEMS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EEMS with an increase of 12.38% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NPK at 0.37%.



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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