Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01,
2013. 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 $73.72, the dividend yield is 2.55%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $73.72,
representing a -5% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.60 and a
28.93% 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 $5.02. Zacks Investment Research reports WMT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.43%, compared to an
industry average of .4%.
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 (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund (
- Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of
8.38% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting
of WMT at 8.26%.