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Safeway Inc. (SWY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 21, 2013

Safeway Inc. ( SWY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.175 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SWY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SWY has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of SWY was $24.84, representing a -1.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.24 and a 68.64% increase over the 52 week low of $14.73.

SWY is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Kroger Company ( KR ) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ). SWY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.46. Zacks Investment Research reports SWY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.66%, compared to an industry average of 1.2%.

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

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

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

  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of 18.78% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SWY at 5.44%.

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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