Altera Corporation (ALTR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 08, 2013

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Altera Corporation ( ALTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ALTR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $36.22, the dividend yield is 1.66%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ALTR was $36.22, representing a -6.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.80 and a 22.41% increase over the 52 week low of $29.59.

ALTR is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ( TSM ). ALTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.54. Zacks Investment Research reports ALTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -18.3%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.


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

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

  • iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund ( SOXX )
  • SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF ( XSD )
  • Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares ( QQQE )
  • Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares ( SOXL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXL with an increase of 24.16% over the last 100 days. SOXX has the highest percent weighting of ALTR at 4.13%.



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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