Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.3975 per share scheduled for December 27,
2012. 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 $72.02, the dividend yield is 2.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $72.02,
representing a -7.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.60 and
a 25.95% increase over the 52 week low of $57.18.
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 2013 as 9.53%, compared to an
industry average of -1.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers (
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of
7.73% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting
of WMT at 8.97%.