Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $7 per share scheduled for December 18, 2012. Shareholders who purchased COST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2445.45% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $104.59, the dividend yield is 80.31%.

The previous trading day's last sale of COST was $104.59, representing a -0.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $104.82 and a 32.71% increase over the 52 week low of $78.81.

COST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) and Target Corporation ( TGT ). COST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.9. Zacks Investment Research reports COST's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.44%, compared to an industry average of 15.9%.

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

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 ( XLP )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of 7.52% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of COST at 3.05%.



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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