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GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 07, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline PLC ( GSK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5532 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GSK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.55% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $52.1, the dividend yield is 4.25%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GSK was $52.1, representing a -3.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $54 and a 25% increase over the 52 week low of $41.68.

GSK is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). GSK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.56. Zacks Investment Research reports GSK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.48%, compared to an industry average of -3.8%.

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

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

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

  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund ( IQDE )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund ( IQDF )
  • FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Ind ( TLTD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PPH with an increase of 9.64% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GSK at 5.47%.

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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