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H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 21, 2013

H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.515 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HNZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HNZ has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of HNZ was $72.49, representing a -0.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.70 and a 39.65% increase over the 52 week low of $51.91.

HNZ is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Unilever PLC ( UL ) and Unilever NV ( UN ). HNZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.07. Zacks Investment Research reports HNZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.67%, compared to an industry average of 8%.

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

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

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

  • IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF ( MNA )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM )
  • Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EWRM with an increase of 12.17% over the last 100 days. MNA has the highest percent weighting of HNZ at 6.6%.

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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