Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. ( JEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 27, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 26, 2018. Shareholders who purchased JEC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th quarter that JEC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $77.4, the dividend yield is 2.33%.
The previous trading day's last sale of JEC was $77.4, representing a -0.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.91 and a 40.19% increase over the 52 week low of $55.21.
JEC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) and Rockwell Collins, Inc. ( COL ). JEC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.19. Zacks Investment Research reports JEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 35.29%, compared to an industry average of 22.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to JEC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have JEC as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is XKFS with an increase of 15.54% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of JEC at 1.44%.
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