Linear Technology Corporation ( LLTC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LLTC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of LLTC was $37.86, representing a -2.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.90 and a 33.88% increase over the 52 week low of $28.28.
LLTC is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ( TSM ). LLTC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.73. Zacks Investment Research reports LLTC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.37%, compared to an industry average of -18.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LLTC Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to LLTC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LLTC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index Fund ( QCLN )
- PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI )
- iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund ( SOXX )
- SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF ( XSD )
- First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QTEC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QCLN with an increase of 42.98% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LLTC at 7.19%.
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