Ingles Markets, Incorporated ( IMKTA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 24, 2014. Shareholders who purchased IMKTA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that IMKTA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $23.82, the dividend yield is 2.77%.
The previous trading day's last sale of IMKTA was $23.82, representing a -18.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.33 and a 22.22% increase over the 52 week low of $19.49.
IMKTA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Kroger Company ( KR ) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ). IMKTA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports IMKTA's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 21.83%, compared to an industry average of 3.6%.
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