Becton, Dickinson and Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.545 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 31,
2014. 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 same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $116.7,
representing a -0.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $116.85 and
a 32.81% increase over the 52 week low of $87.87.
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 $4.74. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.64%, compared to an
industry average of 5.5%.
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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:
- iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of
17.76% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of BDX at 4.67%.