Staples, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.11 per share scheduled for December 21,
2012. Shareholders who purchased SPLS stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that SPLS has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $11.4, the dividend yield is 3.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $11.4,
representing a -32.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.93 and
a 7.85% increase over the 52 week low of $10.57.
SPLS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as AutoZone, Inc. (
) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (
). SPLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is -$.03. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .96%, compared to an industry
average of 15.9%.
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