Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 11, 2014

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Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 11, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ABT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 57.14% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $37.63, the dividend yield is 2.34%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ABT was $37.63, representing a -7.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.49 and a 15.08% increase over the 52 week low of $32.70.

ABT is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). ABT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.62. Zacks Investment Research reports ABT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.56%, compared to an industry average of -.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ABT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to ABT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ABT as a top-10 holding:

  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF ( VIG )
  • WisdomTree Low P/E Fund ( EZY )
  • iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF ( IHI )
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF ( BSCF )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of 8.49% over the last 100 days. VIG has the highest percent weighting of ABT at 3.91%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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