Kellogg Company ( K ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 17, 2018. Shareholders who purchased K prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.7% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $71.81, the dividend yield is 3.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of K was $71.81, representing a -3.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.32 and a 27.32% increase over the 52 week low of $56.40.
K is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as The Kraft Heinz Company ( KHC ) and Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ). K's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.06. Zacks Investment Research reports K's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 11.54%, compared to an industry average of 9.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to K through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have K as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLP with an increase of 3.02% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of K at 1.18%.
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