Realty Income Corporation ( O ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.1518 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased O stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.26% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $40.76, the dividend yield is 4.47%.
The previous trading day's last sale of O was $40.76, representing a -7.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.22 and a 18.83% increase over the 52 week low of $34.30.
O is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). O's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.91. Zacks Investment Research reports O's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -.3%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the O Dividend History page.
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The top-performing ETF of this group is DON with an increase of 4.37% over the last 100 days. RTL has the highest percent weighting of O at 4.46%.