Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2017

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 07, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.51 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WMT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WMT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $97.83, the dividend yield is 2.09%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $97.83, representing a -2.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $100.13 and a 49.86% increase over the 52 week low of $65.28.

WMT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) and Target Corporation ( TGT ). WMT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.76. Zacks Investment Research reports WMT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 2.48%, compared to an industry average of -3.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WMT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares Trust ( CNSF )
  • John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF ( JHMS )
  • Principal Contrarian Value Index ETF ( PVAL )
  • First Trust Low Beta Income ETF ( FTLB )
  • Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF ( USMC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FTLB with an increase of 4.65% over the last 100 days. CNSF has the highest percent weighting of WMT at 9.61%.

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