Encore Wire Corporation ( WIRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.02 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 16, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WIRE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 36th quarter that WIRE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.58, the dividend yield is .25%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WIRE was $31.58, representing a -34.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.50 and a 7.56% increase over the 52 week low of $29.36.
WIRE is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ) and Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ). WIRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.83. Zacks Investment Research reports WIRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 10.11%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.