Walt Disney Company (DIS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 10, 2015

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Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 10, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.71 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 11, 2016. Shareholders who purchased DIS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.58% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of DIS was $112.48, representing a -7.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $122.08 and a 24.98% increase over the 52 week low of $90.

DIS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ) and Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ). DIS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.9. Zacks Investment Research reports DIS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 9.27%, compared to an industry average of 7.2%.

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

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

  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • Vanguard Consumer Discretion ETF - DNQ ( VCR )
  • iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Media ( PBS )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLY with an increase of 1.88% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DIS at 7.2%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: DIS , CMCSA , XLY , VCR , IYC , PBS , PEJ

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