Valspar Corporation ( VAL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased VAL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that VAL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $80.88, the dividend yield is 1.29%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VAL was $80.88, representing a -1.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $82 and a 32.31% increase over the 52 week low of $61.13.
VAL is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) and RPM International Inc. ( RPM ). VAL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.46. Zacks Investment Research reports VAL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 16.41%, compared to an industry average of 13.1%.