Belden Inc ( BDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 04, 2019. Shareholders who purchased BDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 24th quarter that BDC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDC was $57.99, representing a -26.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.81 and a 53.45% increase over the 52 week low of $37.79.
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 $3.01. Zacks Investment Research reports BDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as -2.97%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BDC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BDC as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF ( XTH )
- SPDR Kensho Future Security ETF ( XKFS )
- Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF ( EWMC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XKFS with an increase of 7% over the last 100 days. XTH has the highest percent weighting of BDC at 3.64%.
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