Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 10, 2013


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Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ) 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 ( KR ) and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao ( CBD ). 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 dates, visit the WFM Dividend History page.

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 ( PMR )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Growth Index Fund ( IWP )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Index Fund ( IWR ).

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%.

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