Encore Wire Corporation ( WIRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 03, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.02 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 18, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WIRE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 49th quarter that WIRE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of WIRE was $50.18, representing a -14.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.70 and a 22.51% increase over the 52 week low of $40.96.
WIRE is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Baker Hughes, a GE company ( BHGE ) and Parker-Hannifin Corporation ( PH ). WIRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.89. Zacks Investment Research reports WIRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 25.29%, compared to an industry average of 20.2%.