Apple Inc. (AAPL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2014
Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $3.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AAPL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.87% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $594.41, the dividend yield is 2.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AAPL was $594.41, representing a -1.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $604.41 and a 52.86% increase over the 52 week low of $388.87.
AAPL is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) and Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ). AAPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $41.85. Zacks Investment Research reports AAPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.5%, compared to an industry average of 10.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AAPL through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AAPL as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Morningstar Large Growth Index Fund ( JKE )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW )
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK )
- iShares S&P Global Technology Index Fund ( IXN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYW with an increase of 4.33% over the last 100 days. JKE has the highest percent weighting of AAPL at 9.33%.