Apple Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 08, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $3.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on
August 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AAPL stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 15.09% increase over the same period a year ago. At
the current stock price of $465.25, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of AAPL was $465.25,
representing a -34.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $705.07
and a 20.81% increase over the 52 week low of $385.10.
AAPL is a part of the Technology sector, which includes
companies such as International Business Machines Corporation (
) and Hewlett-Packard Company (
). AAPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $40.04. Zacks Investment Research reports AAPL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -11.02%, compared to an
industry average of -25.5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to AAPL through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AAPL as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- iShares S&P Global Technology Index Fund (
- PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (
The top-performing ETF of this group is QQQ with an increase of
11.18% over the last 100 days. IYW has the highest percent
weighting of AAPL at 15.76%.