Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SHW stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $201.84, the dividend yield is 1.09%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SHW was $201.84, representing a -3.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $208.63 and a 23.35% increase over the 52 week low of $163.63.
SHW is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) and Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ). SHW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.29. Zacks Investment Research reports SHW's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.36%, compared to an industry average of 14.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SHW through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SHW as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VOT with an increase of 5.11% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SHW at 1.1%.
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