On 5/11/11, J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE:SJM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.44, payable on 6/1/11. As a percentage of SJM's recent stock price of $74.95, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%.
Below is a dividend history chart for SJM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.44 declared by J.M. Smucker Co.:
SJM Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SJM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
SJM operates in the Food & Beverage sector, among companies like ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) which is up about 0.5% today, and Bunge Ltd. (NYSE:BG) trading lower by about 0.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of SJM, versus CAG and BG.
In Tuesday trading, J.M. Smucker Co. shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.
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