ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 01, 2014
ESCO Technologies Inc. ( ESE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 01, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ESE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that ESE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of ESE was $34.18, representing a -17.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.31 and a 12.99% increase over the 52 week low of $30.25.
ESE is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ). ESE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.18. Zacks Investment Research reports ESE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.44%, compared to an industry average of 15.6%.
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