Preformed Line Products Company ( PLPC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased PLPC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $61, the dividend yield is 2.62%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PLPC was $61, representing a -13.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.82 and a 21.2% increase over the 52 week low of $50.33.
PLPC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ) and American Water Works ( AWK ). PLPC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.09. Zacks Investment Research reports PLPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as .87%, compared to an industry average of -7.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PLPC Dividend History page.