Roper Industries, Inc. (ROP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 19, 2012
Roper Industries, Inc. ( ROP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 19, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $110, the dividend yield is .6%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROP was $110, representing a -3.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $113.42 and a 35.02% increase over the 52 week low of $81.47.
ROP is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). ROP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.64. Zacks Investment Research reports ROP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 15.09%, compared to an industry average of 21.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ROP Dividend History page.
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