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Coca-Cola Company (KO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased KO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.8% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of KO was $39.22, representing a -3.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.67 and a 13.17% increase over the 52 week low of $34.66.

KO is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. ( FMX ) and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ). KO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports KO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.66%, compared to an industry average of 9.5%.

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

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

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

  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYK with an increase of 11.9% over the last 100 days. VDC has the highest percent weighting of KO at 9.3%.

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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