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Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 09, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1452 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HPQ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HPQ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $27.25, the dividend yield is 2.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPQ was $27.25, representing a -5.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.70 and a 100.37% increase over the 52 week low of $13.60.
HPQ is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) and International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ). HPQ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.62. Zacks Investment Research reports HPQ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.41%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HPQ through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HPQ as a top-10 holding:
- streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund ( MTK )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
- PowerShares Dynamic Technology ( PTF )
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF ( RYT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is MTK with an increase of 9.98% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPQ at 3.97%.