Walt Disney Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 12, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.86 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DIS stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 14.67% increase over the prior year.
The previous trading day's last sale of DIS was $71.57,
representing a -0.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.69 and
a 47.42% increase over the 52 week low of $48.55.
DIS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Comcast Corporation (
) and Time Warner Inc. (
). DIS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.38. Zacks Investment Research reports DIS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.73%, compared to an
industry average of 1%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth (
- iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWB with an increase of
10.39% over the last 100 days. XLY has the highest percent
weighting of DIS at 5.83%.