Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012


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Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.1625 per share scheduled for January 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CMCSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CMCSA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $37.36, the dividend yield is 1.74%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CMCSA was $37.36, representing a -2.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.22 and a 59.93% increase over the 52 week low of $23.36.

CMCSA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ) and Walt Disney Company ( DIS ). CMCSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.2. Zacks Investment Research reports CMCSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 23.75%, compared to an industry average of 3.6%.

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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Media ( PBS )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB )
  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index Fund ( RXI )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RXI with an increase of 11.35% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting of CMCSA at 6.42%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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