GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2013

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC ( GSK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.6895 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GSK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 19.08% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of GSK was $45.66, representing a -4.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.70 and a 9.55% increase over the 52 week low of $41.68.

GSK is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). GSK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.94. Zacks Investment Research reports GSK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.82%, compared to an industry average of -.2%.

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

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

  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ADRU with an increase of 15.39% over the last 100 days. PPH has the highest percent weighting of GSK at 5.57%.



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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