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Home Depot, Inc. (HD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 12, 2013

Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.39 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 34.48% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of HD was $70.25, representing a -1.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.97 and a 51.5% increase over the 52 week low of $46.37.

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. Zacks Investment Research reports HD's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 13.59%, compared to an industry average of 20.7%.

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

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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLY with an increase of 11.36% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HD at 6.29%.

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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