Virgin Media Inc. (VMED) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 07, 2013


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Virgin Media Inc. ( VMED ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VMED stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 24th quarter that VMED has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.09, the dividend yield is .32%.

The previous trading day's last sale of VMED was $50.09, representing a -0.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.29 and a 135.72% increase over the 52 week low of $21.25.

VMED is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). VMED's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $14.59. Zacks Investment Research reports VMED's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 71.4%, compared to an industry average of 24.1%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
  • First Trust Cons. Discret. AlphaDEX ( FXD )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund ( QQEW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QQXT with an increase of 19.57% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of VMED at 4.79%.

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

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