Harsco Corporation ( HSC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 13, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.205 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 17, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HSC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 21st quarter that HSC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of HSC was $17.29, representing a -37.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.77 and a 4.92% increase over the 52 week low of $16.48.
HSC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. ( NOV ). HSC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.07. Zacks Investment Research reports HSC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -22.55%, compared to an industry average of 3.7%.