Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 24, 2013

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Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 16, 2014. 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 $15.73, the dividend yield is 3.05%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $15.73, representing a -9.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.30 and a 42.48% increase over the 52 week low of $11.04.

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 $.75. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -11.51%, compared to an industry average of 9.9%.


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:

  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF ( RCD )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio ( PXLV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QQXT with an increase of 9.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SPLS at 1.84%.



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: AZO , ORLY , PXLV , QQXT , RCD , SPLS

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