Fred's, Inc. (FRED) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 28, 2013
Fred's, Inc. ( FRED ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FRED stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that FRED has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $16.44, the dividend yield is 1.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FRED was $16.44, representing a -7.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.71 and a 33.66% increase over the 52 week low of $12.30.
FRED is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) and Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ). FRED's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.84. Zacks Investment Research reports FRED's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -8.42%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.