L.B. Foster Company ( FSTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.03 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased FSTR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that FSTR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.55, the dividend yield is .24%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FSTR was $50.55, representing a -4.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.74 and a 29.14% increase over the 52 week low of $39.14.
FSTR is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. ( NOV ). FSTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.72. Zacks Investment Research reports FSTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.63%, compared to an industry average of 26.7%.
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