Coca-Cola Company (KO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 28, 2012

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Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share scheduled for December 17, 2012. Shareholders who purchased KO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -45.74% decrease from the same quarter a year agor. At the current stock price of $37.93, the dividend yield is 2.69%.

The previous trading day's last sale of KO was $37.93, representing a -6.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.67 and a 17.18% increase over the 52 week low of $32.37.

KO is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ) and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas - AmBev ( ABV ). KO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.91. Zacks Investment Research reports KO's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.3%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.

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

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

  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund ( KXI )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KXI with an increase of 5.65% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of KO at 6.71%.



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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