United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 21, 2013

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United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.62 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UPS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.77% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of UPS was $83.48, representing a -0.75% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.11 and a 20.01% 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 $.8. Zacks Investment Research reports UPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.64%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

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 )
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of 19.3% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UPS at 7.38%.



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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