Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $2 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased WFM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1328.57% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $92.41.

The previous trading day's last sale of WFM was $92.41, representing a -9.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $101.87 and a 40.51% increase over the 52 week low of $65.77.

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 $2.52. Zacks Investment Research reports WFM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.88%, compared to an industry average of -1.9%.

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWR with an increase of 7.04% over the last 100 days. PBJ has the highest percent weighting of WFM at 4.92%.



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: CBD , IWP , IWR , KR , PBJ , WFM

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