Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 27, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased KO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that KO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.36, the dividend yield is 3.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KO was $43.36, representing a -3.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $45 and a 18.6% increase over the 52 week low of $36.56.
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 $1.56. Zacks Investment Research reports KO's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -2.28%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KO as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF - DNQ ( VDC )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK )
- iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI )
- Vanguard Div Appreciation ETF - DNQ ( VIG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KXI with an increase of 4.25% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of KO at 8.84%.