Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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Astrazeneca PLC ( AZN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $1.9 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AZN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 111.11% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AZN was $47.43, representing a -5.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.14 and a 19.41% increase over the 52 week low of $39.72.

AZN is a part of the Consumer Durables 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 $4.98. Zacks Investment Research reports AZN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -17.02%, compared to an industry average of -.4%.


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 )
  • BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ADRU with an increase of 15.39% over the last 100 days. PPH has the highest percent weighting of AZN at 4.77%.



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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Referenced Stocks: ADRU , AZN , JNJ , PFE , PPH

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