Minerals Technologies Inc. ( MTX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 09, 2017. Shareholders who purchased MTX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 15th quarter that MTX has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MTX was $78.45, representing a -6.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.85 and a 77.53% increase over the 52 week low of $44.19.
MTX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). MTX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.79. Zacks Investment Research reports MTX's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.94%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MTX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MTX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF ( EWGS )
- PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ )
- iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF ( IYM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYM with an increase of 15.37% over the last 100 days. EWGS has the highest percent weighting of MTX at 4.92%.