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ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 31, 2013

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 12/30/2013 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: CHL;ESE;GRID;VOD

ESCO Technologies Inc. ( ESE ) 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. ( CHL ) and Vodafone Group Plc ( VOD ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ESE Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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