Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. ( AJG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 02, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 18, 2015. Shareholders who purchased AJG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AJG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.75, the dividend yield is 3.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AJG was $43.75, representing a -11.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.59 and a 9.4% increase over the 52 week low of $39.99.
AJG is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ( MMC ) and Aon plc ( AON ). AJG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2. Zacks Investment Research reports AJG's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 6.97%, compared to an industry average of 7.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AJG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AJG as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
- Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF - DNQ ( VBR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XMLV with an increase of 4.13% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AJG at 1.39%.
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