SLM Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SLM stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SLM was $18.9,
representing a -2.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.40 and
a 47.14% increase over the 52 week low of $12.85.
SLM is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as American Express Company (
) and Discover Financial Services (
). SLM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.93. Zacks Investment Research reports SLM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.1%, compared to an industry
average of 8.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to SLM through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SLM as a top-10 holding:
- iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF (
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (
- PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYF with an increase of
15.03% over the last 100 days. EZA has the highest percent
weighting of SLM at 3.14%.