Baxter International Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.45 per share scheduled for January 03, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased BAX stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
34.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $66.27, the dividend yield is 2.72%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BAX was $66.27,
representing a -3.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.91 and
a 39.36% increase over the 52 week low of $47.55.
BAX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as 3M Company (
) and Covidien plc. (
). BAX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.11. Zacks Investment Research reports BAX's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 5.04%, compared to an
industry average of 8.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BAX as a top-10 holding:
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The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of
6.3% over the last 100 days. XHE has the highest percent weighting
of BAX at 2.72%.