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Gap, Inc. (GPS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012

Gap, Inc. ( GPS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.125 per share scheduled for January 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GPS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that GPS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.37, the dividend yield is 1.59%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GPS was $31.37, representing a -17.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.85 and a 76.73% increase over the 52 week low of $17.75.

GPS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and Limited Brands, Inc. ( LTD ). GPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.03. Zacks Investment Research reports GPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 45.85%, compared to an industry average of 16.9%.

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

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF ( RCD )
  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio ( PXMV )
  • PowerShares Dynamic MagniQuant ( PIQ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RCD with an increase of 10.87% over the last 100 days. PEZ has the highest percent weighting of GPS at 2.91%.

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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