SJM - The J. M. Smucker Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
121.72
+0.50 (+0.41%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close121.22
Open121.15
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 3000
Day's Range121.07 - 121.94
52 Week Range91.32 - 121.94
Volume620,603
Avg. Volume1,141,166
Market Cap13.845B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.70
PE Ratio (TTM)22.04
EPS (TTM)5.52
Earnings DateJun 6, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.40 (2.92%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-16
1y Target Est107.21
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