Home Depot, Inc. (HD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 12, 2013

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Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) 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. ( LOW ) and Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW ). 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 HD Dividend History page.

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 ( XLY )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW ).

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%.



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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Referenced Stocks: HD , IYC , LOW , PKW , PMR , SHW , VCR , XLY

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