Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SPLS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.09% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SPLS was $13.53, representing a -19.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.90 and a 28% increase over the 52 week low of $10.57.
SPLS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY ). SPLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.32. Zacks Investment Research reports SPLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -3.65%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SPLS Dividend History page.
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The following ETF(s) have SPLS as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF ( RCD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RCD with an increase of 14.31% over the last 100 days.