Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WMT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WMT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $78.77, the dividend yield is 2.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $78.77, representing a -1.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.96 and a 16.92% increase over the 52 week low of $67.37.
WMT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) and Target Corporation ( TGT ). WMT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.07. Zacks Investment Research reports WMT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.58%, compared to an industry average of 3.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WMT Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to WMT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WMT as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund ( EZY )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers ( PFM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of 14.15% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of WMT at 8.02%.