Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2013

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Astrazeneca PLC ( AZN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.9 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AZN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -52.63% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AZN was $51, representing a -4.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.45 and a 15.46% increase over the 52 week low of $44.17.

AZN is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). AZN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.9. Zacks Investment Research reports AZN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -24.73%, compared to an industry average of -3.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AZN Dividend History page.

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

  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund ( IQDY )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund ( IQDE )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund ( IQDF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PPH with an increase of 8.6% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AZN at 4.39%.



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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