Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 12, 2013

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Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( TDS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1275 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased TDS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that TDS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $28.9, the dividend yield is 1.76%.

The previous trading day's last sale of TDS was $28.9, representing a -2.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.63 and a 40.5% increase over the 52 week low of $20.57.

TDS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). TDS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.31. Zacks Investment Research reports TDS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -25.82%, compared to an industry average of -12.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the TDS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
  • SPDR S&P Telecom ETF ( XTL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XTL with an increase of 13.66% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of TDS at 4.53%.



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: CHL , FXU , IYZ , T , TDS , XTL

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