Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. ( AJG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 01, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17, 2016. Shareholders who purchased AJG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.7% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $48.2, the dividend yield is 3.15%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AJG was $48.2, representing a -2.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.50 and a 34.03% increase over the 52 week low of $35.96.
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 $2.17. Zacks Investment Research reports AJG's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 11.24%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.
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 11.67% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AJG at 1.49%.
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