Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 26, 2013

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Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SPLS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.09% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $15.39, the dividend yield is 3.12%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $15.39, representing a -7.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.63 and a 45.6% 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. ( AZO ) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY ). SPLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.33. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -4.68%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SPLS Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to SPLS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SPLS as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF ( RCD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RCD with an increase of 8.99% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SPLS at 1.31%.



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 , RCD , SPLS

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