Hillenbrand Inc ( HI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1975 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.63, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HI was $31.63, representing a -3.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.94 and a 39.59% increase over the 52 week low of $22.66.
HI is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as International Game Technology ( IGT ) and Brady Corporation ( BRC ). HI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.41. Zacks Investment Research reports HI's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.7%, compared to an industry average of 20.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HI as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ( SMLV )
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ( PSCD )
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMLV with an increase of 4.11% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HI at 1.94%.
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