H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2012

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H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 07, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.515 per share scheduled for December 26, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HNZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HNZ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $58.49, the dividend yield is 3.52%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HNZ was $58.49, representing a -0.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.86 and a 13.88% increase over the 52 week low of $51.36.

HNZ is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Unilever PLC ( UL ) and Unilever NV ( UN ). HNZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.12. Zacks Investment Research reports HNZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.3%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.

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

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

  • iShares Russell MidCap Index Fund ( IWR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWR with an increase of 7.14% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HNZ at 0.44%.



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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