Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012


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Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ( ADP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.435 per share scheduled for January 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ADP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.13% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $57.31, the dividend yield is 3.04%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ADP was $57.31, representing a -4.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.96 and a 12.62% increase over the 52 week low of $50.89.

ADP is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Infosys Limited ( INFY ) and Yahoo! Inc. ( YHOO ). ADP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.84. Zacks Investment Research reports ADP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.13%, compared to an industry average of .7%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core Portfolio ( PYH )
  • iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( ACWV )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Core Portfolio ( PXLC )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Anti Beta Fund ETF ( BTAL )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Quality Fund (QLT).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYH with an increase of 8.76% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ADP at 2.48%.

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