Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 13, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WFM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WFM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $30.75, the dividend yield is 1.69%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WFM was $30.75, representing a -46.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.57 and a 1.89% increase over the 52 week low of $30.18.
WFM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Kroger Company ( KR ) and Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie "Le Lion" S.A. ( DEG ). WFM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.68. Zacks Investment Research reports WFM's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 7.15%, compared to an industry average of %.
Interested in gaining exposure to WFM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WFM as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
- iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( JKH )
- Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an decrease of -5.14% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WFM at 4.01%.