Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased EMR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.05% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of EMR was $64.15, representing a -0.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.27 and a 40% increase over the 52 week low of $45.82.
EMR is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as General Electric Company ( GE ) and Sony Corp Ord ( SNE ). EMR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.47. Zacks Investment Research reports EMR's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as -14.3%, compared to an industry average of 3.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EMR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EMR as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY )
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
- AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF ( TTFS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RGI with an increase of 16.37% over the last 100 days. PEY has the highest percent weighting of EMR at 1.95%.
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