Graco Inc. ( GGG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 06, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GGG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that GGG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $76.33, the dividend yield is 1.31%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GGG was $76.33, representing a -1.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.49 and a 69.96% increase over the 52 week low of $44.91.
GGG is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Flowserve Corporation ( FLS ) and Colfax Corporation ( CFX ). GGG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.04. Zacks Investment Research reports GGG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 37.4%, compared to an industry average of 8.3%.