Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 12, 2013

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Federal Realty Investment Trust ( FRT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.73 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FRT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that FRT has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of FRT was $107.15, representing a -3.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $110.51 and a 13.22% increase over the 52 week low of $94.64.

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 $2.36. Zacks Investment Research reports FRT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.08%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.

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 )
  • PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Portfolio ( PDP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PDP with an increase of 9.84% over the last 100 days. RTL has the highest percent weighting of FRT at 4.44%.



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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