United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 15, 2013


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United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.62 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 04, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UPS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that UPS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $87.71, the dividend yield is 2.83%.

The previous trading day's last sale of UPS was $87.71, representing a -4.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.78 and a 26.09% increase over the 52 week low of $69.56.

UPS is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ( ODFL ). UPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.86. Zacks Investment Research reports UPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.87%, compared to an industry average of 10.5%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
  • iShares Global Industrials ETF ( EXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLI with an increase of 10.77% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of UPS at 7.04%.

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