Safeway Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 21, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.175 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11,
2013. Shareholders who purchased SWY stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that SWY has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SWY was $24.84,
representing a -1.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.24 and
a 68.64% increase over the 52 week low of $14.73.
SWY is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Kroger Company (
) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (
). SWY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.46. Zacks Investment Research reports SWY's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.66%, compared to an
industry average of 1.2%.
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail (
- PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage (
- SPDR S&P Retail ETF (
- Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of
18.78% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of SWY at 5.44%.