Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 10, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 16, 2019. Shareholders who purchased AAPL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.48% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $202.9, the dividend yield is 1.52%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AAPL was $202.9, representing a -13.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $233.47 and a 42.89% 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 $11.89. Zacks Investment Research reports AAPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as -3.63%, compared to an industry average of 25.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AAPL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AAPL as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK )
- iShares U.S. Technology ETF ( IYW )
- Vanguard Information Tech ETF ( VGT )
- iShares Global Tech ETF ( IXN )
- iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF ( JKD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VGT with an increase of 16.74% over the last 100 days. XLK has the highest percent weighting of AAPL at 17.53%.
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