International Game Technology (IGT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 17, 2012


International Game Technology ( IGT ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 17, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.07 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased IGT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $14.45, the dividend yield is 1.94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of IGT was $14.45, representing a -20.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.10 and a 32.33% increase over the 52 week low of $10.92.

IGT is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Brady Corporation ( BRC ) and Hillenbrand Inc ( HI ). IGT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.86. Zacks Investment Research reports IGT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 18.55%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the IGT Dividend History page.

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

  • Market Vectors Gaming ETF ( BJK ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is BJK with an increase of 13.95% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of IGT at 2.87%.

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: BJK , BRC , HI , IGT

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