Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2017

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Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 07, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 29, 2017. Shareholders who purchased BDX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.74% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $219.07, the dividend yield is 1.37%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $219.07, representing a -4.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $229.69 and a 35.82% increase over the 52 week low of $161.29.

BDX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Stryker Corporation ( SYK ). BDX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.65. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 12.12%, compared to an industry average of 10%.

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

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

  • iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF ( IHI )
  • PowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio ( PTH )
  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of 6.72% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of BDX at 5.9%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: BDX , MMM , SYK , IHI , PTH , XHE

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