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Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( TDS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1275 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased TDS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.08% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of TDS was $22.67, representing a -16.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.99 and a 18.07% increase over the 52 week low of $19.20.

TDS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). TDS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.75. Zacks Investment Research reports TDS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -52.2%, compared to an industry average of -14.9%.

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

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

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

  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
  • SPDR S&P Telecom ETF ( XTL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XTL with an increase of 16.21% over the last 100 days. FXU has the highest percent weighting of TDS at 3.59%.

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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