Sysco Corporation ( SYY ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 02, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share scheduled for January 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SYY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.7% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SYY was $31.71, representing a -2.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.40 and a 17.23% increase over the 52 week low of $27.05.
SYY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as United Natural Foods, Inc. ( UNFI ) and Domino's Pizza Inc ( DPZ ). SYY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.89. Zacks Investment Research reports SYY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.16%, compared to an industry average of 17.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SYY Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to SYY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SYY as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers ( PFM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PFM with an increase of 0.75% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SYY at 0.47%.