B&G Foods, Inc. ( BGS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased BGS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.94% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $36.56, the dividend yield is 3.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BGS was $36.56, representing a -2.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.55 and a 35.26% increase over the 52 week low of $27.03.
BGS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as The Kraft Heinz Company ( KHC ) and Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ). BGS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.82. Zacks Investment Research reports BGS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 3.47%, compared to an industry average of 2.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BGS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BGS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio ( PSCC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCC with an increase of 7.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BGS at 4.87%.