Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ( WSM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 22, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 26, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WSM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.06% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $83.56, the dividend yield is 1.68%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WSM was $83.56, representing a -2.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $85.37 and a 34.02% increase over the 52 week low of $62.35.
WSM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Mohawk Industries, Inc. ( MHK ) and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( BBBY ). WSM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.26. Zacks Investment Research reports WSM's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 8.77%, compared to an industry average of 17.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WSM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WSM as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR Homebuilders ETF ( XHB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XHB with an increase of 0.52% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WSM at 3.32%.