Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 04, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 02, 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 $81.11, the dividend yield is 2.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $81.11,
representing a -0.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.35 and a
20.39% increase over the 52 week low of $67.37.
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 $5.19. Zacks Investment Research reports WMT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.88%, compared to an
industry average of -1.8%.
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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 (
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is EZY with an increase of
13.41% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent
weighting of WMT at 7.77%.