Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 23, 2014


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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ( WSM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 23, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WSM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.45% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $70, the dividend yield is 1.89%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WSM was $70, representing a -4.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.45 and a 35.4% increase over the 52 week low of $51.70.

WSM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( BBBY ) and Mohawk Industries, Inc. ( MHK ). WSM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.93. Zacks Investment Research reports WSM's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 13.27%, compared to an industry average of 17.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WSM Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • SPDR Homebuilders ETF ( XHB )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX ( FNY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PMR with an increase of 0.91% over the last 100 days. XHB has the highest percent weighting of WSM at 3.2%.

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: WSM , BBBY , MHK , XHB , PMR , FNY

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