Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012


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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) 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 ( COST ) and Target Corporation ( TGT ). 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 dates, visit the WMT Dividend History page.

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 ( XLP )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • PowerShares Dividend Achievers ( PFM )
  • WisdomTree Low P/E Fund ( EZY )
  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund ( KXI ).

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%.

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