Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 11, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.132 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HPQ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HPQ has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPQ was $20.93, representing a -17.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.40 and a 84.41% increase over the 52 week low of $11.35.
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 -$6.55. Zacks Investment Research reports HPQ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -14.5%, compared to an industry average of -14.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HPQ Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to HPQ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HPQ as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
- Power Shares XTF: Dynamic Market Portfolio ( PWC )
- streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund ( MTK )
- PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio ( PXN )
- PowerShares Dynamic Technology ( PTF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWC with an increase of 10.9% over the last 100 days. TDIV has the highest percent weighting of HPQ at 4.35%.