Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.305 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased KO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.93% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $41.07, the dividend yield is 2.97%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KO was $41.07, representing a -0.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.44 and a 11.51% increase over the 52 week low of $36.83.
KO is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ) and Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ). KO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.87. Zacks Investment Research reports KO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -.07%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KO as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
- iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KXI with an increase of 7.71% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of KO at 9.21%.