GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2013


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GlaxoSmithKline PLC ( GSK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5502 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GSK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -20.2% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $51.02, the dividend yield is 4.31%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GSK was $51.02, representing a -2.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.54 and a 22.41% 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 $2.7. Zacks Investment Research reports GSK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.37%, compared to an industry average of -3.2%.

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 14.09% over the last 100 days. PPH has the highest percent weighting of GSK at 5.76%.

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

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Referenced Stocks: ADRU , GSK , JNJ , PFE , PPH

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