Xylem Inc. ( XYL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 23, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 21, 2018. Shareholders who purchased XYL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $73.03, the dividend yield is 1.15%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XYL was $73.03, representing a -8.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.83 and a 42.39% increase over the 52 week low of $51.29.
XYL is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as IDEX Corporation ( IEX ) and Graco Inc. ( GGG ). XYL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports XYL's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 20.6%, compared to an industry average of 22.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to XYL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XYL as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P Global Water Index Portfolio ( CGW )
- PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio ( PHO )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio ( SPMO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPMO with an increase of 8.75% over the last 100 days. CGW has the highest percent weighting of XYL at 6.01%.
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