Standard Motor Products, Inc. ( SMP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2016. Shareholders who purchased SMP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.33% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SMP was $34.95, representing a -23.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.72 and a 15.35% increase over the 52 week low of $30.30.
SMP is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Honeywell International Inc. ( HON ) and Delphi Automotive plc ( DLPH ). SMP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.25. Zacks Investment Research reports SMP's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -7.28%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.