ESCO Technologies Inc. ( ESE ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 02, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.08 per share scheduled for January 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ESE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 13th quarter that ESE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of ESE was $36.4, representing a -7.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.50 and a 29.03% increase over the 52 week low of $28.21.
ESE is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). ESE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.73. Zacks Investment Research reports ESE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 28.68%, compared to an industry average of 14.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ESE Dividend History page.
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