STERIS Corporation ( STE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 22, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 23, 2014. Shareholders who purchased STE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.52% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $55, the dividend yield is 1.67%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STE was $55, representing a -0.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.36 and a 37.84% increase over the 52 week low of $39.90.
STE is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. ( ZMH ). STE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.04. Zacks Investment Research reports STE's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 15.89%, compared to an industry average of 8.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to STE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have STE as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Environment Index ETF Fund ( EVX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of 1.73% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of STE at 2.71%.