Cisco Systems, Inc. ( CSCO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 04, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CSCO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 21.43% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of CSCO was $21.22, representing a -3.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.98 and a 41.84% increase over the 52 week low of $14.96.
CSCO is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Juniper Networks, Inc. ( JNPR ) and F5 Networks, Inc. ( FFIV ). CSCO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.74. Zacks Investment Research reports CSCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.73%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CSCO Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to CSCO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CSCO as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Goldman Sachs Network Index Fund ( IGN )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
- PowerShares Active Mega-Cap Portfolio (PMA)
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
- PowerShares Dynamic Networking ( PXQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IGN with an increase of 11.43% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CSCO at 8.54%.