James Hardie Industries plc. ( JHX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 10, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $2.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 08, 2014. Shareholders who purchased JHX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 85.71% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $67.4, the dividend yield is 15.43%.
The previous trading day's last sale of JHX was $67.4, representing a -6.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.26 and a 68.63% increase over the 52 week low of $39.97.
JHX is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as CRH PLC ( CRH ) and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. ( CX ). JHX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.14. Zacks Investment Research reports JHX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 27.27%, compared to an industry average of 20.8%.