Sonoco Products Company ( SON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 09, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2018. Shareholders who purchased SON prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.13% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $55.93, the dividend yield is 2.93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SON was $55.93, representing a -2.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.18 and a 20.15% increase over the 52 week low of $46.55.
SON is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Westrock Company ( WRK ). SON's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.39. Zacks Investment Research reports SON's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 19.65%, compared to an industry average of 24.1%.