Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 31, 2014

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. ( SAFM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 31, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SAFM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.65% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of SAFM was $72.3, representing a -6.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.09 and a 47.55% increase over the 52 week low of $49.

SAFM is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as BRF S.A. ( BRFS ) and Tyson Foods, Inc. ( TSN ). SAFM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.67. Zacks Investment Research reports SAFM's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.67%, compared to an industry average of 14.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SAFM Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to SAFM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SAFM as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio ( PSCC )
  • PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV )
  • Guggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EWRS with an increase of 9.82% over the last 100 days. PSCC has the highest percent weighting of SAFM at 5.56%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BRFS , EWRS , PSCC , SAFM , TSN , XSLV

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