Roper Industries, Inc. (ROP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 10, 2013


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Roper Industries, Inc. ( ROP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ROP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of ROP was $123.31, representing a -3.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $127.42 and a 33.26% increase over the 52 week low of $92.53.

ROP is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ). ROP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.85. Zacks Investment Research reports ROP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.41%, compared to an industry average of 19.5%.

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

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

  • First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
  • PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio ( PZD )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Growth Index Fund ( JKH )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PZD with an increase of 17.2% over the last 100 days. FIW has the highest percent weighting of ROP at 4.01%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: CAJ , DHR , FIW , JKH , PZD , ROP , VOT

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