Apple Inc. (AAPL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 09, 2013

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Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $3.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 16, 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $458.66, the dividend yield is 2.66%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AAPL was $458.66, representing a -34.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $705.07 and a 19.1% 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 ( IBM ) and Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ). AAPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $41.89. Zacks Investment Research reports AAPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -9.4%, compared to an industry average of -10.3%.


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:

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is QQQ with an increase of 9.69% over the last 100 days. VGT has the highest percent weighting of AAPL at 17.29%.



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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