Safeway Inc. (SWY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 18, 2013

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Safeway Inc. ( SWY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SWY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $24.36, the dividend yield is 3.28%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SWY was $24.36, representing a -14.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.42 and a 65.38% increase over the 52 week low of $14.73.

SWY is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ) and Kroger Company ( KR ). SWY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.68. Zacks Investment Research reports SWY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.43%, compared to an industry average of 8.6%.


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

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

  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PMR with an increase of 18.34% over the last 100 days. FXG has the highest percent weighting of SWY at 4.81%.



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: DEF , FXG , KR , PBJ , PMR , RHS , SWY , WFM

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