Sonoco Products Company ( SON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SON stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.23% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $42.52, the dividend yield is 3.01%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SON was $42.52, representing a -2.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.75 and a 26.59% increase over the 52 week low of $33.59.
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 $2.15. Zacks Investment Research reports SON's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.7%, compared to an industry average of 15.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SON through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SON as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P Global Timber &Forestry Index Fund ( WOOD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WOOD with an increase of 2.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SON at 4%.
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