Xylem Inc. ( XYL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.128 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased XYL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.97% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $37.23, the dividend yield is 1.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XYL was $37.23, representing a -6.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.79 and a 57.69% increase over the 52 week low of $23.61.
XYL is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Flowserve Corporation ( FLS ) and Colfax Corporation ( CFX ). XYL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.27. Zacks Investment Research reports XYL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 16.92%, compared to an industry average of 12%.
Interested in gaining exposure to XYL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XYL as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF ( CSD )
- First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
- PowerShares Water Resource Port ( PHO )
- Guggenheim S&P Global Water ( CGW )
- PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PIO with an increase of 7.47% over the last 100 days. CSD has the highest percent weighting of XYL at 4.63%.
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