Bemis Company, Inc. ( BMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BMS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.85% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of BMS was $39.15, representing a -7.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.34 and a 6.76% increase over the 52 week low of $36.67.
BMS is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Ball Corporation ( BLL ). BMS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.04. Zacks Investment Research reports BMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.09%, compared to an industry average of 23.3%.