Safeway Inc. (SWY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 21, 2013


Safeway Inc. ( SWY ) 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 ( KR ) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ). 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%.

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 Retail ( PMR )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

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%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: DEF , FXG , KR , PBJ , PMR , SWY , WFM , XRT

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