Watts Water Technologies, Inc. ( WTS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WTS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.38% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $58.64, the dividend yield is 1.02%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WTS was $58.64, representing a -6.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.66 and a 14.5% increase over the 52 week low of $51.22.
WTS is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as National Oilwell Varco, Inc. ( NOV ) and Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ). WTS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.66. Zacks Investment Research reports WTS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 21.02%, compared to an industry average of 21.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WTS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WTS as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is PHO with an decrease of -4.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WTS at 4.09%.