Washington Post To Trade Ex-Dividend

DividendChannel.com
July 19, 2011

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.:

WPO Dividend History


Date

Div*


04/20/11

2.350


01/27/11

2.350


10/21/10

2.250


07/22/10

2.250


04/22/10

2.250


01/25/10

2.250


10/22/09

2.150


07/23/09

2.150


04/23/09

2.150


01/22/09

2.150


10/23/08

2.150


07/24/08

2.150


04/24/08

2.150


01/24/08

2.150


10/25/07

2.050


07/26/07

2.050


04/26/07

2.050


01/29/07

2.050


10/26/06

1.950


07/27/06

1.950


04/27/06

1.950


01/27/06

1.950


10/26/05

1.850


07/27/05

1.850


04/27/05

1.850


01/27/05

1.850


10/20/04

1.750


07/21/04

1.750


04/21/04

1.750


01/22/04

1.750


10/22/03

1.450


07/23/03

1.450


04/23/03

1.450


01/22/03

1.450


10/23/02

1.400


07/24/02

1.400


04/24/02

1.400


01/23/02

1.400


10/24/01

1.400


04/25/01

1.400


01/24/01

1.400


10/18/00

1.350


07/19/00

1.350


04/18/00

1.350


01/26/00

1.350


10/20/99

1.300


07/21/99

1.300


04/21/99

1.300


01/21/99

1.300


09/30/98

1.250


07/22/98

1.250


04/01/98

1.250


01/21/98

1.250


10/01/97

1.200


07/23/97

1.200


04/02/97

1.200


01/22/97

1.200


10/02/96

1.150


07/24/96

1.150


04/02/96

1.150


01/24/96

1.150


10/04/95

1.100


* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.




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.

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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.

WPO,MSCI,ENL Relative Performance Chart
WPO,MSCI,ENL Relative Performance Chart

In Tuesday trading, Washington Post Co. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.