United Parcel Service, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial (
- SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (
- Vanguard Industrials ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
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%.