Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. ( JEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased JEC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $57.45, the dividend yield is .26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of JEC was $57.45, representing a -9.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.42 and a 59.41% increase over the 52 week low of $36.04.
JEC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) and Transdigm Group Incorporated ( TDG ). JEC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.85. Zacks Investment Research reports JEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as .54%, compared to an industry average of -4.4%.