Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 25, 2013
Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 25, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WFM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -28.57% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $58.24, the dividend yield is .69%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WFM was $58.24, representing a -1.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.35 and a 43.11% increase over the 52 week low of $40.70.
WFM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Fairway Group Holdings Corp. ( FWM ) and Kroger Company ( KR ). WFM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.45. Zacks Investment Research reports WFM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.78%, compared to an industry average of .3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WFM through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WFM as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- iShares Russell MidCap Growth Index Fund ( IWP )
- iShares Russell MidCap Index Fund ( IWR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWP with an increase of 11.72% over the last 100 days. RHS has the highest percent weighting of WFM at 2.6%.