United Technologies Corporation ( UTX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.64 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased UTX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that UTX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $99.55, the dividend yield is 2.57%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UTX was $99.55, representing a -20.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $124.45 and a 2.31% increase over the 52 week low of $97.30.
UTX is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Boeing Company ( BA ) and Textron Inc. ( TXT ). UTX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.97. Zacks Investment Research reports UTX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -10.42%, compared to an industry average of -.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UTX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UTX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF ( ITA )
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF - DNQ ( VIS )
- iShares U.S. Industrials ETF ( IYJ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PPA with an decrease of -1.63% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of UTX at 8.32%.
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