Fred's, Inc. (FRED) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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Fred's, Inc. ( FRED ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FRED stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -76% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of FRED was $13.61, representing a -14.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.98 and a 10.65% increase over the 52 week low of $12.30.

FRED is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) and Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ). FRED's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.9. Zacks Investment Research reports FRED's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.03%, compared to an industry average of 14.2%.

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



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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Referenced Stocks: COST , FRED , WMT

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