Wal-Mart Stores To Trade Ex-Dividend

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According to Dividend Channel, on 8/10/11, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.365, payable on 9/6/11. As a percentage of WMT's recent stock price of $50.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%.

Below is a dividend history chart for WMT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.365 declared by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.:

WMT Dividend History
Date Div*
05/11/11 0.365
03/09/11 0.365
12/08/10 0.303
08/11/10 0.303
05/12/10 0.303
03/10/10 0.303
12/09/09 0.273
08/12/09 0.273
05/13/09 0.273
03/11/09 0.273
12/11/08 0.238
08/13/08 0.238
05/14/08 0.238
03/12/08 0.238
12/12/07 0.220
08/15/07 0.220
05/16/07 0.220
03/14/07 0.220
12/13/06 0.168
08/16/06 0.168
05/17/06 0.168
03/15/06 0.168
12/14/05 0.150
08/17/05 0.150
05/18/05 0.150
03/16/05 0.150
12/15/04 0.130
08/18/04 0.130
05/19/04 0.130
03/17/04 0.130
12/17/03 0.090
10/02/03 0.090
06/18/03 0.090
03/19/03 0.090
12/18/02 0.075
09/18/02 0.075
06/19/02 0.075
03/20/02 0.075
12/19/01 0.070
09/19/01 0.070
06/20/01 0.070
03/21/01 0.070
12/20/00 0.060
09/13/00 0.060
06/14/00 0.060
03/15/00 0.060
12/15/99 0.050
09/15/99 0.050
06/16/99 0.050
03/17/99 0.050
12/09/98 0.039
09/16/98 0.039
06/17/98 0.039
03/18/98 0.039
12/17/97 0.034
09/17/97 0.034
06/18/97 0.034
03/17/97 0.034
12/11/96 0.026
08/29/96 0.026
06/13/96 0.026
03/15/96 0.026
11/29/95 0.025
08/31/95 0.025
* 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 WMT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.89% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WMT makes up 17.72% of the Retail HOLDRS ETF (RTH) which is trading lower by about 1.8% on the day Monday.

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WMT operates in the Department Stores sector, among companies like Duckwall-Alco Stores, Inc. (DUCK) which is off about 2.7% today, and China Metro-Rural Holdings Ltd (CNR) trading lower by about 3.8%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of WMT, versus DUCK and CNR.

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WMT,DUCK,CNR Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.


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