Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 09, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HPQ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.19% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $33.87, the dividend yield is 1.89%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPQ was $33.87, representing a -0.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.09 and a 67.26% increase over the 52 week low of $20.25.
HPQ is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) and International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ). HPQ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.84. Zacks Investment Research reports HPQ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.39%, compared to an industry average of -3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HPQ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HPQ as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF ( SYE )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
- streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund ( MTK )
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund ( EZY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is TDIV with an increase of 8.37% over the last 100 days. SYV has the highest percent weighting of HPQ at 3.88%.
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