Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ( ADP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 13, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.79 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 01, 2019. Shareholders who purchased ADP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.49% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $139.99, the dividend yield is 2.26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ADP was $139.99, representing a -8.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $153.51 and a 30.09% increase over the 52 week low of $107.61.
ADP is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Infosys Limited ( INFY ) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH ). ADP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.9. Zacks Investment Research reports ADP's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 21.15%, compared to an industry average of 13.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ADP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ADP as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is NOBL with an decrease of -0.9% over the last 100 days. XNTK has the highest percent weighting of ADP at 3.53%.
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