Sonoco Products Company (SON) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2013

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Sonoco Products Company ( SON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SON stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $35.48, the dividend yield is 3.49%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SON was $35.48, representing a -0.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.67 and a 24.01% increase over the 52 week low of $28.61.

SON is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT ). SON's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports SON's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.41%, compared to an industry average of 19.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SON Dividend History page.

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

  • iShares S&P Global Timber &Forestry Index Fund ( WOOD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is WOOD with an increase of 13.92% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SON at 4.07%.



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: KMB , RKT , SON , WOOD

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