Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 29, 2014

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Alliant Techsystems Inc. ( ATK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ATK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 23.08% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $126.78, the dividend yield is 1.01%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ATK was $126.78, representing a -19.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $158.13 and a 65.3% increase over the 52 week low of $76.70.

ATK is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) and Fluor Corporation ( FLR ). ATK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $10.46. Zacks Investment Research reports ATK's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 5.02%, compared to an industry average of 7.2%.

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

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

  • SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR )
  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX ( FNY )
  • iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund ( JKL )
  • Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF ( SCHC )
  • Schwab Fundamental International Small Company Index ETF ( FNDC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHC with an increase of 4.26% over the last 100 days. XAR has the highest percent weighting of ATK at 3.77%.

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 Symbols: LMT , FLR , XAR , FNY , JKL , SCHC , FNDC

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