Hillenbrand Inc ( HI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 15, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.2025 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 31, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $28.93, the dividend yield is 2.8%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HI was $28.93, representing a -17.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.99 and a 16.09% increase over the 52 week low of $24.92.
HI is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Brady Corporation ( BRC ) and Daktronics, Inc. ( DAKT ). HI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.74. Zacks Investment Research reports HI's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 3.9%, compared to an industry average of 8.4%.