PetSmart, Inc (PETM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 17, 2012

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PetSmart, Inc ( PETM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 17, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased PETM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PETM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $70.18, the dividend yield is .94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PETM was $70.18, representing a -3.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.75 and a 46.39% increase over the 52 week low of $47.94.

PETM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY ). PETM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.22. Zacks Investment Research reports PETM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 38.02%, compared to an industry average of 15.7%.

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

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

  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Growt ( MDYG )
  • iShares S&P MidCap 400/BARRA Growth Index Fund ( IJK )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF )
  • MidCap SPDR Trust Series I ( MDY )
  • iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index Fund ( IJH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is MDYG with an increase of 8.81% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PETM at 1.3%.

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