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:
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%.