Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 10, 2012

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Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 10, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.132 per share scheduled for January 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HPQ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HPQ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $13.95, the dividend yield is 3.78%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HPQ was $13.95, representing a -53.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $30 and a 22.95% increase over the 52 week low of $11.35.

HPQ is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) and International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ). HPQ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$6.45. Zacks Investment Research reports HPQ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -18.43%, compared to an industry average of 17.1%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW )
  • Russell Contrarian ETF (CNTR).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYW with an increase of 1.74% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPQ at 1.54%.

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This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AAPL , HPQ , IBM , IYW

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