Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 08, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.73 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 14, 2019. Shareholders who purchased AAPL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AAPL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of AAPL was $174.24, representing a -25.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $233.47 and a 22.7% increase over the 52 week low of $142.
AAPL is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) and Dell Technologies Inc. ( DELL ). AAPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $12.16. Zacks Investment Research reports AAPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as -4.37%, compared to an industry average of 1.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AAPL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AAPL as a top-10 holding:
- RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF ( RFFC )
- RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF ( RFDA )
- Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF ( FTEC )
- iShares U.S. Technology ETF ( IYW )
- iShares Global Tech ETF ( IXN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYW with an decrease of -5.93% over the last 100 days. RFFC has the highest percent weighting of AAPL at 323%.
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