United Technologies Corporation ( UTX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.735 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2019. Shareholders who purchased UTX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of UTX was $123.98, representing a -13.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $144.15 and a 23.39% increase over the 52 week low of $100.48.
UTX is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Boeing Company ( BA ) and Textron Inc. ( TXT ). UTX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.55. Zacks Investment Research reports UTX's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 3.73%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UTX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UTX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Trust ( ITA )
- Invesco Aerospace & Defense ETF ( PPA )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF ( FIDU )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PPA with an decrease of -5.61% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of UTX at 7.93%.
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