Sonoco Products Company ( SON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 17, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SON prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SON has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SON was $53.5, representing a -3.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.58 and a 30.71% increase over the 52 week low of $40.93.
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 $2.82. Zacks Investment Research reports SON's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as .95%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SON through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SON as a top-10 holding:
- S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF ( REGL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REGL with an increase of 10.02% over the last 100 days.
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