Sysco Corporation ( SYY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 30, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 22, 2016. Shareholders who purchased SYY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $46.24, the dividend yield is 2.68%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SYY was $46.24, representing a -0.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.69 and a 30.44% increase over the 52 week low of $35.45.
SYY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Domino's Pizza Inc ( DPZ ) and Performance Food Group Company ( PFGC ). SYY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.1. Zacks Investment Research reports SYY's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 7.88%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SYY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SYY as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio ( LALT )
- Guggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF (EWRM)
- PowerShares Russell Midcap Equal Weight Portfolio ( EQWM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is LALT with an decrease of -1.18% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SYY at 1.67%.