Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 21, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 14, 2016. Shareholders who purchased SPLS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that SPLS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $9.48, the dividend yield is 5.06%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $9.48, representing a -51.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.40 and a 5.04% increase over the 52 week low of $9.03.
SPLS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as JD.com, Inc. ( JD ) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY ). SPLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.05. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -3.65%, compared to an industry average of .3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SPLS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SPLS as a top-10 holding:
- Schwab U.S. Mid Cap ETF ( SCHM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHM with an decrease of -5.72% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SPLS at 0.48%.