Walmart Inc. ( WMT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 10, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 04, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WMT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.96% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $85.74, the dividend yield is 2.43%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WMT was $85.74, representing a -22.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.98 and a 17.24% increase over the 52 week low of $73.13.
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 $3.27. Zacks Investment Research reports WMT's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 11.59%, compared to an industry average of 9.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WMT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WMT as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
- Vanguard Div Appreciation ETF ( VIG )
- iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC )
- iShares Trust ( CNSF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of 4.87% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of WMT at 4.71%.