Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 03, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 19, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20.51% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $80.23, the dividend yield is 2.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HD was $80.23, representing a -3.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.20 and a 11.11% increase over the 52 week low of $72.21.
HD is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) and Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW ). HD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.92. Zacks Investment Research reports HD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 16.96%, compared to an industry average of 15.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HD as a top-10 holding:
- Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ( RTH )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
- PowerShares Dynamic Build & Construction ( PKB )
- PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW )
- iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF ( ITB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PKW with an increase of 3.84% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent weighting of HD at 7.39%.
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