Home Depot, Inc. (HD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 27, 2012

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Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share scheduled for December 13, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that HD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $64.09, the dividend yield is 1.81%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HD was $64.09, representing a -0.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.44 and a 76.02% increase over the 52 week low of $36.41.

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 $2.82. Zacks Investment Research reports HD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 22.48%, compared to an industry average of 27.1%.

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 )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund ( ITB )
  • PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ITB with an increase of 26.64% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting of HD at 5.93%.



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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