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PetSmart, Inc (PETM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 17, 2012

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 12/13/2012 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: AZO;DEF;IJH;IJK;MDY;MDYG;ORLY;PETM

PetSmart, Inc ( PETM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 17, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased PETM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PETM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $70.18, the dividend yield is .94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PETM was $70.18, representing a -3.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.75 and a 46.39% increase over the 52 week low of $47.94.

PETM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY ). PETM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.22. Zacks Investment Research reports PETM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 38.02%, compared to an industry average of 15.7%.

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

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is MDYG with an increase of 8.81% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PETM at 1.3%.