Sonoco Products Company ( SON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 09, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.39 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 08, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SON prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.41% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $49.27, the dividend yield is 3.17%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SON was $49.27, representing a -11.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.58 and a 1.78% increase over the 52 week low of $48.41.
SON is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Ball Corporation ( BLL ). SON's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.64. Zacks Investment Research reports SON's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 1.31%, compared to an industry average of 3.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SON through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SON as a top-10 holding:
- ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF ( REGL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REGL with an decrease of -1.47% over the last 100 days.
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