Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 19, 2014


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Astrazeneca PLC ( AZN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1.9 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 24, 2014. 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 $67.4, representing a -0.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $68 and a 51.6% increase over the 52 week low of $44.46.

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 $2.04. Zacks Investment Research reports AZN's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -12.08%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.

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

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 Index Fund ( IQDF )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund ( IQDY )
  • FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund ( IQDE )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PPH with an increase of 16.92% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AZN at 4.72%.

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