Becton, Dickinson and Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.495 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 28,
2013. Shareholders who purchased BDX stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that BDX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $99.2, the dividend yield is 2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $99.2,
representing a -3.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $102.73 and
a 38.62% increase over the 52 week low of $71.56.
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 $7.54. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.96%, compared to an
industry average of 8.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment (
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of
19.58% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of BDX at 2.59%.