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

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Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $13.53, representing a -19.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.90 and a 28% 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 -$.32. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -3.65%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.

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 14.31% over the last 100 days.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AZO , ORLY , RCD , SPLS

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