Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012


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Federal Realty Investment Trust ( FRT ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.73 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FRT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.8% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $104.67, the dividend yield is 2.79%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FRT was $104.67, representing a -5.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $110.51 and a 17.88% increase over the 52 week low of $88.79.

FRT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). FRT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.26. Zacks Investment Research reports FRT's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 7.69%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to FRT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FRT as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Index Fund ( RTL )
  • iShares S&P MidCap 400/BARRA Growth Index Fund ( IJK )
  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Growt ( MDYG )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Growth Portfolio ( PXMG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IJK with an increase of 7.96% over the last 100 days. RTL has the highest percent weighting of FRT at 4.62%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: AMT , FRT , IJK , MDYG , PXMG , RTL , SPG

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