Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2014

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Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) 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. ( AZO ) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY ). 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%.

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

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 ( PXLV ).

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%.



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.



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Referenced Stocks: SPLS , AZO , ORLY , PXLV

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