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11/21/2012 2:00:03 PM
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. ( SWM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 26, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased SWM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 49th quarter that SWM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $36.29, the dividend yield is 1.65%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SWM was $36.29, representing a -1.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.87 and a 18.63% increase over the 52 week low of $30.59.
SWM is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as International Paper Company ( IP ) and Fibria Celulose S.A. ( FBR ). SWM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.4. Zacks Investment Research reports SWM's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.3%, compared to an industry average of 10%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SWM Dividend History page.
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