Costco Wholesale Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 31, 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $110.01, the dividend yield is 1.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COST was $110.01,
representing a -0.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $110.41 and
a 33.73% increase over the 52 week low of $82.26.
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 $4.46. Zacks Investment Research reports COST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.02%, compared to an
industry average of 8.6%.
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:
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSL with an increase of
17.01% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent
weighting of COST at 4.93%.