Xylem Inc. ( XYL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased XYL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.13% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of XYL was $47.88, representing a -12.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.99 and a 35.1% increase over the 52 week low of $35.44.
XYL is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as IDEX Corporation ( IEX ) and Flowserve Corporation ( FLS ). XYL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.45. Zacks Investment Research reports XYL's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 13.03%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to XYL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XYL as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio ( PZD )
- PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO )
- VanEck Vectors Global Spin-Off ETF ( SPUN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPUN with an increase of 12.43% over the last 100 days. PZD has the highest percent weighting of XYL at 2.91%.
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