Costco Wholesale Corporation (
) 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. (
) and Target Corporation (
). 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
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF (
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%.