Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 04, 2013

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Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 04, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BAX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.89% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $69.56, the dividend yield is 2.82%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BAX was $69.56, representing a -6.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.60 and a 20.03% increase over the 52 week low of $57.95.

BAX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Covidien plc. ( COV ). BAX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.02. Zacks Investment Research reports BAX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.12%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of 7.62% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BAX at 2.45%.



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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