Apple Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Hewlett-Packard Company (
). 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
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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:
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
- 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
9.69% over the last 100 days. VGT has the highest percent weighting
of AAPL at 17.29%.