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Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 18, 2013

Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HRL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $41.06, the dividend yield is 1.66%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HRL was $41.06, representing a -0.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.32 and a 50.51% increase over the 52 week low of $27.28.

HRL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as BRF-Brasil Foods S.A. ( BRFS ) and Leucadia National Corporation ( LUK ). HRL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports HRL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.87%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.

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

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

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

  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • IQ ARB Global Resources ETF ( GRES )
  • Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM )
  • Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of 23.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HRL at 4.76%.

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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