Belden Inc ( BDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 05, 2018. Shareholders who purchased BDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 20th quarter that BDC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDC was $78.05, representing a -10.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $87.15 and a 20.82% increase over the 52 week low of $64.60.
BDC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as AT&T Inc. ( T ) and Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ). BDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.37. Zacks Investment Research reports BDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 13.76%, compared to an industry average of 23.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BDC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BDC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Networking ( PXQ )
- SPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF ( XTH )
- SPDR Kensho Future Security ETF ( XKFS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXQ with an increase of 12.79% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BDC at 2.74%.
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