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.

WMT,DUCK,CNR Relative Performance Chart
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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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