Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2013

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Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) 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 ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). 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%.

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:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD ).

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%.



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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Referenced Stocks: BAX , BDX , MMM , PTH , SCHD

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