SLM Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 21,
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 same period a year ago. At the current stock
price of $23.96, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SLM was $23.96,
representing a -8.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.17 and
a 75.4% increase over the 52 week low of $13.66.
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 $2.46. Zacks Investment Research reports SLM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.51%, compared to an
industry average of 7.9%.
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 Pure Growth ETF (
- 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 RPG with an increase of
17.13% over the last 100 days. EZA has the highest percent
weighting of SLM at 3.33%.