The Kraft Heinz Company ( KHC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 21, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.575 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased KHC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $71.92, the dividend yield is 9.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KHC was $71.92, representing a -11.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.20 and a 17.1% increase over the 52 week low of $61.42.
KHC is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ) and General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ). KHC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.69. Zacks Investment Research reports KHC's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -33.68%, compared to an industry average of 3.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KHC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KHC as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RHS with an increase of 4.82% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of KHC at 2.42%.
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