Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03,
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 $78.83, the dividend yield is 2.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $78.83,
representing a -0.84% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.50 and
a 35.28% increase over the 52 week low of $58.27.
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 6.42%, compared to an
industry average of 12%.
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 (
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers (
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of
17.03% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent
weighting of WMT at 8.4%.