Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2013

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Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) 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. ( WMT ) and Target Corporation ( TGT ). 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 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:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL ).

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%.



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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