J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.64 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased SJM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SJM has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SJM was $112.91, representing a -1.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.47 and a 29.63% increase over the 52 week low of $87.10.
SJM is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kellogg Company ( K ) and Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ). SJM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.44. Zacks Investment Research reports SJM's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -1.77%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SJM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SJM as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF ( QINC )
- First Trust Value Line Dividend Fund ( FVD )
- Guggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM )
- Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RHS with an increase of 7.61% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SJM at 2.79%.
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