Realty Income Corporation ( O ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1812 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased O stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that O has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $48.79, the dividend yield is 4.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of O was $48.79, representing a -12.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.48 and a 30.7% increase over the 52 week low of $37.33.
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 $1.02. Zacks Investment Research reports O's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.49%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the O Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to O through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have O as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Index Fund ( RTL )
- PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
- WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON )
- iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index Fund ( IJH )
- MidCap SPDR Trust Series I ( MDY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IJH with an increase of 14.37% over the last 100 days. RTL has the highest percent weighting of O at 4.37%.
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