Wal-Mart moves up quarterly dividend payment

Posted: November 19, 2012 at 8 a.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s will pay its regular quarterly shareholder dividend of about 40 cents per share on Dec. 27 instead of the previously scheduled Jan. 2, the Bentonville-based retailer has announced.

The record date associated with the fourth-quarter installment of the company’s annual dividend remains unchanged at Dec. 7, the company said in a statement.

The board of directors on March 1 approved an annual dividend of $1.59 per share, a 9 percent rise from the $1.46 paid during the previous year.

More information on the company’s dividend history can be found by visiting stock.walmart.com.