Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. ( RGR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 30, 2018. Shareholders who purchased RGR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.52% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of RGR was $50.45, representing a -26.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.80 and a 17.33% increase over the 52 week low of $43.
RGR is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Axon Enterprise, Inc. ( AAXN ) and Vista Outdoor Inc. ( VSTO ). RGR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.9. Zacks Investment Research reports RGR's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 38.19%, compared to an industry average of 25.9%.