Home Depot, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.39 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28,
2013. Shareholders who purchased HD stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
34.48% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of HD was $70.25,
representing a -1.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.97 and
a 51.5% increase over the 52 week low of $46.37.
HD is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Lowe's Companies, Inc. (
) and Sherwin-Williams Company (
). HD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3. Zacks Investment Research reports HD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 13.59%, compared to an
industry average of 20.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to HD through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HD as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary (
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail (
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- PowerShares Buyback Achievers (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLY with an increase of
11.36% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of HD at 6.29%.