STERIS plc ( STE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 24, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28, 2017. Shareholders who purchased STE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that STE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of STE was $69.38, representing a -7.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.63 and a 12.56% increase over the 52 week low of $61.64.
STE is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ( ISRG ) and Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. ( ZBH ). STE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.64. Zacks Investment Research reports STE's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 10.13%, compared to an industry average of 13.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to STE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have STE as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF ( EVX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of 12.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of STE at 3.85%.