Staples, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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:
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio (
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%.