According to DividendChannel.com, on 7/21/11, Washington Post Co. (WPO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $2.35, payable on 8/5/11. As a percentage of WPO's recent stock price of $415.11, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%.
Below is a dividend history chart for WPO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $2.35 declared by Washington Post Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WPO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.26% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WPO makes up 1.34% of the First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXD) which is trading up by about 1.4% on the day Tuesday.
WPO operates in the Publishing & Printing sector, among companies like MSCI Inc (MSCI) which is up about 1.4% today, and Reed Elsevier N.V. (ENL) trading up by about 1%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of WPO, versus MSCI and ENL.
In Tuesday trading, Washington Post Co. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.