Agilent Technologies, Inc. ( A ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased A stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $42.34, the dividend yield is 1.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of A was $42.34, representing a -10.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.47 and a 19.88% increase over the 52 week low of $35.32.
A is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as ABB Ltd ( ABB ) and Amphenol Corporation ( APH ). A's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.88. Zacks Investment Research reports A's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -10.87%, compared to an industry average of -6.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the A Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to A through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have A as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Growth Portfolio ( PXMG )
- N/A (QLT)
- N/A (NASI).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMG with an increase of 18.01% over the last 100 days. FIW has the highest percent weighting of A at 3.78%.
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