Silgan Holdings Inc. ( SLGN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 27, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased SLGN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $50.83, the dividend yield is 1.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SLGN was $50.83, representing a -9.33% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.06 and a 8.15% increase over the 52 week low of $47.
SLGN is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Ball Corporation ( BLL ). SLGN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.74. Zacks Investment Research reports SLGN's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -2.47%, compared to an industry average of 7.7%.