Gap, Inc. ( GPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 06, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 29, 2015. Shareholders who purchased GPS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.55% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $42.54, the dividend yield is 2.16%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPS was $42.54, representing a -9.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.85 and a 19.97% increase over the 52 week low of $35.46.
GPS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and L Brands, Inc. ( LB ). GPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.88. Zacks Investment Research reports GPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 1.98%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GPS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GPS as a top-10 holding:
- WBI SMID Tactical Yield Shares ( WBIC )
- WBI SMID Tactical Growth Shares ( WBIA )
- WBI SMID Tactical Select Shares ( WBID )
- PowerShares Fundamental Investment Grade Corporate Bond Portfo ( PFIG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PFIG with an increase of 1.73% over the last 100 days. WBIC has the highest percent weighting of GPS at 3.47%.
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