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

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Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.495 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BDX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $88.75, representing a -0.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.16 and a 24.02% 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 ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). 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 6.47%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BDX Dividend History page.

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

  • iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund ( KLD )
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHD with an increase of 6.13% over the last 100 days. KLD has the highest percent weighting of BDX at 2.53%.



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 , KLD , MMM , SCHD

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