Home Depot Trades Ex-Dividend

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According to DividendChannel.com, on 8/30/11, Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 9/15/11. As a percentage of HD's recent stock price of $33.84, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%.

Below is a dividend history chart for HD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Home Depot Inc:

HD Dividend History
Date Div*
06/14/11 0.250
03/08/11 0.250
11/30/10 0.236
08/31/10 0.236
06/01/10 0.236
03/09/10 0.236
12/01/09 0.225
09/01/09 0.225
06/09/09 0.225
03/10/09 0.225
12/02/08 0.225
09/02/08 0.225
06/03/08 0.225
03/11/08 0.225
11/27/07 0.225
08/28/07 0.225
06/05/07 0.225
03/06/07 0.225
11/28/06 0.225
09/05/06 0.150
06/06/06 0.150
03/07/06 0.150
11/29/05 0.100
08/30/05 0.100
06/07/05 0.100
03/08/05 0.100
11/30/04 0.085
08/31/04 0.085
06/08/04 0.085
03/09/04 0.070
12/02/03 0.070
09/02/03 0.070
06/10/03 0.060
03/11/03 0.060
12/03/02 0.060
09/03/02 0.050
06/11/02 0.050
03/12/02 0.050
11/28/01 0.050
08/28/01 0.040
06/12/01 0.040
03/06/01 0.040
11/28/00 0.040
08/29/00 0.040
06/13/00 0.040
03/07/00 0.040
11/30/99 0.040
08/31/99 0.027
06/08/99 0.027
03/02/99 0.020
12/01/98 0.020
09/01/98 0.020
06/09/98 0.020
03/03/98 0.017
12/02/97 0.017
09/09/97 0.017
06/10/97 0.017
03/11/97 0.013
12/03/96 0.013
09/10/96 0.013
06/07/96 0.013
03/06/96 0.011
12/06/95 0.011
09/07/95 0.011
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HD makes up 13.31% of the Retail HOLDRS ETF (AMEX: RTH) which is trading lower by about 1% on the day Friday.

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HD operates in the Home Improvement Stores sector, among companies like Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) which is up about 0.6% today, and Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE: LL) trading lower by about 1.5%.

In Friday trading, Home Depot Inc shares are currently trading flat on the day.


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