Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2013

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Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.625 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WHR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $127.27, the dividend yield is 1.96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WHR was $127.27, representing a -1.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $128.57 and a 135.34% increase over the 52 week low of $54.08.

WHR is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as General Electric Company ( GE ) and Siemens AG ( SI ). WHR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.01. Zacks Investment Research reports WHR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 37.8%, compared to an industry average of 23.7%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio ( PXMV )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund ( EZM )
  • SPDR DJ Wilshire Mid Cap ETF ( EMM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMV with an increase of 21.07% over the last 100 days. PEZ has the highest percent weighting of WHR at 2.5%.



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



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Referenced Stocks: EMM , EZM , GE , PEZ , PXMV , RPV , SI , WHR

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