Realty Income Corporation (O) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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Realty Income Corporation ( O ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1809 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased O stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 24.07% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $44.47, the dividend yield is 4.88%.

The previous trading day's last sale of O was $44.47, representing a -1.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $45 and a 22.37% increase over the 52 week low of $36.34.

O is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). O's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.86. Zacks Investment Research reports O's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.28%, compared to an industry average of 3%.

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

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

  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Index Fund ( RTL )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTL with an increase of 6.81% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of O at 4.46%.



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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