Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 24, 2013

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Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.6015 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.03% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $81.4, the dividend yield is 2.96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PG was $81.4, representing a -0.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.70 and a 37.8% increase over the 52 week low of $59.07.

PG is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL ) and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ( EL ). PG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.41. Zacks Investment Research reports PG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.36%, compared to an industry average of 10.3%.

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

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

  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund ( KXI )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLP with an increase of 16.1% over the last 100 days. KXI has the highest percent weighting of PG at 7.01%.



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: CL , EL , IYK , KXI , PG , PXLG , VDC , XLP

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