Techne Corporation ( TECH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased TECH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that TECH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $96.19, the dividend yield is 1.29%.
The previous trading day's last sale of TECH was $96.19, representing a -0.84% decrease from the 52 week high of $97 and a 30.06% increase over the 52 week low of $73.96.
TECH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Gilead Sciences, Inc. ( GILD ) and Amgen Inc. ( AMGN ). TECH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.99. Zacks Investment Research reports TECH's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 7.91%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.
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