L.B. Foster Company ( FSTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.03 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FSTR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of FSTR was $44.8, representing a -1.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.40 and a 78.84% increase over the 52 week low of $25.05.
FSTR is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as National Oilwel Varcol, Inc. ( NOV ) and Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ). FSTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.59. Zacks Investment Research reports FSTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.57%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FSTR Dividend History page.