Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. ( SSD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 22, 2015. Shareholders who purchased SSD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $34.24, the dividend yield is 1.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SSD was $34.24, representing a -10.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.20 and a 18.89% increase over the 52 week low of $28.80.
SSD is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ). SSD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.26. Zacks Investment Research reports SSD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -.26%, compared to an industry average of 15.7%.