Safeway Inc. (SWY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 17, 2013


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Safeway Inc. ( SWY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 10, 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $28.2, the dividend yield is 2.84%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SWY was $28.2, representing a -2.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.88 and a 88% increase over the 52 week low of $15.

SWY is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Fairway Group Holdings Corp. ( FWM ) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ). SWY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.2. Zacks Investment Research reports SWY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -48.9%, compared to an industry average of .2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SWY Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund ( EZM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EZM with an increase of 13.32% over the last 100 days. FXG has the highest percent weighting of SWY at 4.6%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: EZM , FWM , FXG , SWY , WFM

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