Procter & Gamble Company (
) 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 (
) and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
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%.