Whole Foods Market, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 10, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 23,
2013. Shareholders who purchased WFM stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
42.86% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $83.74, the dividend yield is .96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WFM was $83.74,
representing a -17.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $101.87
and a 2.89% increase over the 52 week low of $81.39.
WFM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Kroger Company (
) and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (
). WFM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.65. Zacks Investment Research reports WFM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.07%, compared to an
industry average of 8.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to WFM through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WFM as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail (
- PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage (
- iShares Russell MidCap Growth Index Fund (
- iShares Russell MidCap Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of
17.62% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent
weighting of WFM at 4.93%.