Scotts Miracle-Gro Company ( SMG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 22, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SMG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SMG has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SMG was $93.99, representing a -4.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $98.82 and a 44.58% increase over the 52 week low of $65.01.
SMG is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Monsanto Company ( MON ) and Syngenta AG ( SYT ). SMG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.37. Zacks Investment Research reports SMG's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 14.74%, compared to an industry average of 14.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SMG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SMG as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio ( PAGG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PAGG with an increase of 10.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SMG at 4.62%.
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