Staples, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17,
2014. Shareholders who purchased SPLS stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 5th quarter that SPLS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $11.64,
representing a -32.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.30 and
a 4.49% increase over the 52 week low of $11.14.
SPLS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as AutoZone, Inc. (
) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (
). SPLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.96. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -5.73%, compared to an
industry average of 18.6%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to SPLS through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SPLS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXLV with an increase of
6.09% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of SPLS at 0.34%.