Timken Company ( TKR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 07, 2014. Shareholders who purchased TKR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.7% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of TKR was $59.38, representing a -7.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.35 and a 18.24% increase over the 52 week low of $50.22.
TKR is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ) and National Oilwel Varcol, Inc. ( NOV ). TKR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.72. Zacks Investment Research reports TKR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 20.17%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to TKR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TKR as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SLX with an increase of 3.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of TKR at 4.67%.
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