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%.