Belden Inc ( BDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 16, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased BDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 43rd quarter that BDC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDC was $87.74, representing a -3.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.02 and a 51.12% increase over the 52 week low of $58.06.
BDC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ). BDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports BDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 28.9%, compared to an industry average of 9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BDC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BDC as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ( SMLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMLV with an increase of 11.29% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BDC at 2%.