Walt Disney Company (DIS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012


Shutterstock photo

Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased DIS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior year. At the current stock price of $49.29, the dividend yield is 1.52%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DIS was $49.29, representing a -7.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.40 and a 42.83% increase over the 52 week low of $34.51.

DIS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) and Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ). DIS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.12. Zacks Investment Research reports DIS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.61%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DIS Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to DIS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DIS as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ )
  • PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index Fund ( RXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RXI with an increase of 11.43% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent weighting of DIS at 6.55%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks

More from NASDAQ.com News


NASDAQ.com News

NASDAQ.com News

Follow on:

Find a Credit Card

Select a credit card product by:
Select an offer:
Data Provided by BankRate.com