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Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 18, 2013

Activision Blizzard, Inc ( ATVI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ATVI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.56% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of ATVI was $14.98, representing a -0.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.05 and a 43.34% increase over the 52 week low of $10.45.

ATVI is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) and Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ). ATVI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1. Zacks Investment Research reports ATVI's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -33.18%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to ATVI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have ATVI as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Software ( PSJ )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund ( QQEW )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QQEW with an increase of 12.7% over the last 100 days. PSJ has the highest percent weighting of ATVI at 4.76%.

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


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

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