HSBC Holdings plc ( HBC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.9 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HBC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of HBC was $54.54, representing a -4.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.37 and a 41.44% increase over the 52 week low of $38.56.
HBC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT ) and TFS Financial Corporation ( TFSL ). HBC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.7. Zacks Investment Research reports HBC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 30.54%, compared to an industry average of -2.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HBC Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to HBC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HBC as a top-10 holding:
- BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRU )
- BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRD )
- iShares NYSE 100 Index Fund ( NYC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is ADRD with an increase of 8.33% over the last 100 days. ADRU has the highest percent weighting of HBC at 6.21%.