Costco Wholesale Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on
August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased COST stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 12.73% increase over the same period a year ago. At
the current stock price of $120.07, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of COST was $120.07,
representing a -0.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $120.20 and
a 28.4% increase over the 52 week low of $93.51.
COST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) and Target Corporation (
). COST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.62. Zacks Investment Research reports COST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.36%, compared to an
industry average of 4.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to COST through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COST as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSL with an increase of
15.52% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent
weighting of COST at 3.37%.