Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SIAL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SIAL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $103.97, the dividend yield is .88%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SIAL was $103.97, representing a -0.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $104.32 and a 27.01% increase over the 52 week low of $81.86.
SIAL is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Clorox Company ( CLX ) and Ashland Inc. ( ASH ). SIAL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.22. Zacks Investment Research reports SIAL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.05%, compared to an industry average of 14.8%.