Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 18, 2013

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Activision Blizzard, Inc ( ATVI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ATVI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.56% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of ATVI was $14.98, representing a -0.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.05 and a 43.34% increase over the 52 week low of $10.45.

ATVI is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) and Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ). ATVI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1. Zacks Investment Research reports ATVI's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -33.18%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ATVI Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to ATVI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ATVI as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Software ( PSJ )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund ( QQEW )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QQEW with an increase of 12.7% over the last 100 days. PSJ has the highest percent weighting of ATVI at 4.76%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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