Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 24, 2013

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ( WSM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WSM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 40.91% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $52.05, the dividend yield is 2.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WSM was $52.05, representing a -1.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.74 and a 59.32% increase over the 52 week low of $32.67.

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 $2.56. Zacks Investment Research reports WSM's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.11%, compared to an industry average of 22.4%.

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

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 )
  • Guggenheim Insider ETF ( NFO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is NFO with an increase of 11.35% over the last 100 days. XHB has the highest percent weighting of WSM at 3.76%.



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: BBBY , MHK , NFO , WSM , XHB

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