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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Will Trade Ex-Div on 10/25/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Friday, October 21, 10:02 AM ET
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On 10/25/11, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.17, payable on 11/23/11. As a percentage of WSM's recent stock price of $36.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.

Below is a dividend history chart for WSM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.17 declared by Williams-Sonoma, Inc.:

WSM Dividend History
Date Div*
07/25/11 0.170
04/25/11 0.170
01/25/11 0.150
10/25/10 0.150
07/23/10 0.150
04/23/10 0.130
01/25/10 0.120
10/23/09 0.120
07/23/09 0.120
04/23/09 0.120
01/22/09 0.120
10/23/08 0.120
07/23/08 0.120
04/23/08 0.120
01/23/08 0.115
10/24/07 0.115
07/25/07 0.115
04/25/07 0.115
01/24/07 0.100
10/25/06 0.100
07/25/06 0.100
04/24/06 0.100
* 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 WSM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.85% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WSM makes up 3.87% of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (AMEX:XHB) which is trading higher by about 1.8% on the day Friday.

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WSM operates in the Home Furnishing Stores sector, among companies like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) which is up about 1.3% today, and Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) trading higher by about 0.9%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of WSM, versus BBBY and AAN.

WSM,BBBY,AAN Relative Performance Chart

In Friday trading, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.


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