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Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2014
By: NASDAQ.com News
Astec Industries, Inc. ( ASTE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 25, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ASTE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ASTE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of ASTE was $41.08, representing a -0.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.47 and a 33.07% increase over the 52 week low of $30.87.
ASTE is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) and CNH Industrial N.V. ( CNHI ). ASTE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports ASTE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 19.78%, compared to an industry average of 4%.