Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. ( JEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased JEC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.33% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of JEC was $67.63, representing a -17.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.24 and a 22.58% increase over the 52 week low of $55.17.
JEC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) and Transdigm Group Incorporated ( TDG ). JEC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.09. Zacks Investment Research reports JEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 17.64%, compared to an industry average of 19.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to JEC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have JEC as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco Dynamic Building & Construction ETF ( PKB )
- First Trust Global Engineering and Construction ETF ( FLM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PKB with an decrease of -12.73% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of JEC at 5.1%.
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