Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 28, 2013
Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.625 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WHR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $133.1, the dividend yield is 1.88%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WHR was $133.1, representing a -3.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $138.33 and a 81.43% increase over the 52 week low of $73.36.
WHR is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as General Electric Company ( GE ) and Siemens AG ( SI ). WHR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.02. Zacks Investment Research reports WHR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 41.56%, compared to an industry average of 16.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WHR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WHR as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Homebuilders ETF ( XHB )
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio ( PXMV )
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB )
- Madrona Domestic ETF ( FWDD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FWDD with an increase of 20.2% over the last 100 days. XHB has the highest percent weighting of WHR at 3.45%.