Cato Corporation (CATO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2013

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Cato Corporation ( CATO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CATO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CATO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.94, the dividend yield is .63%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CATO was $31.94, representing a -8.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.75 and a 44.13% increase over the 52 week low of $22.16.

CATO is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and Gap, Inc. ( GPS ). CATO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2. Zacks Investment Research reports CATO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -8.53%, compared to an industry average of -5.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CATO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PMR with an increase of 3.5% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CATO at 2.93%.



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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Referenced Stocks: CATO , GPS , PMR , TJX

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