IDEX Corporation ( IEX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 13, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 29, 2016. Shareholders who purchased IEX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.25% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $84.61, the dividend yield is 1.61%.
The previous trading day's last sale of IEX was $84.61, representing a -2.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $87.18 and a 29.27% increase over the 52 week low of $65.45.
IEX is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Xylem Inc. ( XYL ) and Flowserve Corporation ( FLS ). IEX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.68. Zacks Investment Research reports IEX's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 5.25%, compared to an industry average of -2.8%.