Belden Inc ( BDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 08, 2019. Shareholders who purchased BDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 23rd quarter that BDC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $45.75, the dividend yield is .44%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDC was $45.75, representing a -47.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $87.15 and a 1.1% increase over the 52 week low of $45.25.
BDC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). BDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.65. Zacks Investment Research reports BDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 13.83%, compared to an industry average of 14%.
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