Westpac Banking Corporation (WBK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 14, 2013


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Westpac Banking Corporation ( WBK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $4.9507 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WBK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.74% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of WBK was $165.21, representing a -5.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $175.59 and a 69.88% increase over the 52 week low of $97.25.

WBK is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc ( MTU ) and Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY ). Zacks Investment Research reports WBK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.85%, compared to an industry average of .2%.

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

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

  • BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index Fund ( ADRA )
  • PowerShares KBW International Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWX )
  • BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWX with an increase of 25.21% over the last 100 days. ADRA has the highest percent weighting of WBK at 7.87%.

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
Referenced Stocks: ADRA , ADRD , KBWX , MTU , RY , WBK

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