Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 17, 2013


Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HRL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HRL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $42.61, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HRL was $42.61, representing a -3.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.22 and a 49.77% increase over the 52 week low of $28.45.

HRL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as BRF S.A. ( BRFS ) and Tyson Foods, Inc. ( TSN ). HRL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.85. Zacks Investment Research reports HRL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.8%, compared to an industry average of -20.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HRL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • IQ ARB Global Resources ETF ( GRES )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM )
  • Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EWRM with an increase of 5.79% over the last 100 days. GRES has the highest percent weighting of HRL at 2.96%.

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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