Apple Inc. (AAPL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 07, 2013

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Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $2.65 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AAPL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AAPL has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AAPL was $442.32, representing a -37.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $705.07 and a 1.68% increase over the 52 week low of $435.

AAPL is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) and Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ). AAPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $44.1. Zacks Investment Research reports AAPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.2%, compared to an industry average of 4.2%.

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

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 ( IYW )
  • Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK )
  • PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 ( QQQ )
  • iShares S&P Global Technology Index Fund ( IXN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IXN with an decrease of -2.31% over the last 100 days. IYW has the highest percent weighting of AAPL at 21.04%.



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