McCormick & Company, Incorporated ( MKC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.57 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 14, 2019. Shareholders who purchased MKC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.62% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $138.34, the dividend yield is 1.65%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MKC was $138.34, representing a -11.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $156 and a 40.68% increase over the 52 week low of $98.34.
MKC is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ) and The Kraft Heinz Company ( KHC ). MKC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.73. Zacks Investment Research reports MKC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 17.23%, compared to an industry average of 3.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MKC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MKC as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco DWA Consumer Staples Momentum ETF ( PSL )
- First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF ( FTXG )
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- NuShares Enhanced Yield US Aggregate Bond ETF ( NUMG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSL with an decrease of -9.14% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MKC at 5.9%.