H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 21, 2013

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H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.515 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HNZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HNZ has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of HNZ was $72.49, representing a -0.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.70 and a 39.65% increase over the 52 week low of $51.91.

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 $3.07. Zacks Investment Research reports HNZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.67%, compared to an industry average of 8%.

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:

  • IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF ( MNA )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM )
  • Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EWRM with an increase of 12.17% over the last 100 days. MNA has the highest percent weighting of HNZ at 6.6%.



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