Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SBUX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SBUX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $74.23, the dividend yield is 1.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SBUX was $74.23, representing a -0.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.27 and a 71.04% increase over the 52 week low of $43.40.
SBUX is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ). SBUX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.09. Zacks Investment Research reports SBUX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 24.08%, compared to an industry average of 7.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SBUX Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to SBUX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SBUX as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PEJ with an increase of 18.62% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SBUX at 5.07%.
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