Becton, Dickinson and Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 06, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.545 per share is scheduled to be paid on
December 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BDX stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 10.1% increase over the prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $107.41, the dividend yield is 2.03%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $107.41,
representing a -2.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $110.13 and
a 40.73% increase over the 52 week low of $76.32.
BDX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as 3M Company (
) and Baxter International Inc. (
). BDX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $6.5. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.32%, compared to an
industry average of 2.2%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to BDX through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BDX as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of
10.07% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of BDX at 2.54%.