B&G Foods Holdings Corp. ( BGS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share scheduled for January 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BGS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.41% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $29.71, the dividend yield is 3.9%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BGS was $29.71, representing a -9.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.84 and a 41.54% increase over the 52 week low of $20.99.
BGS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Unilever PLC ( UL ) and Unilever NV ( UN ). BGS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.28. Zacks Investment Research reports BGS's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 29.13%, compared to an industry average of 3.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BGS Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to BGS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BGS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCC )
- PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCC with an increase of 1.65% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BGS at 5.12%.
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