Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WMT stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 4th quarter that WMT has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $73.54, the dividend yield is 2.61%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $73.54,
representing a -9.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.37 and
a 2.84% increase over the 52 week low of $71.51.
WMT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Costco Wholesale Corporation (
) and Target Corporation (
). WMT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.85. Zacks Investment Research reports WMT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 1.46%, compared to an
industry average of -1.9%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to WMT through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WMT as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (
- Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VDC with an increase of
3.35% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting
of WMT at 7.32%.