Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 05, 2013

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Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.495 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BDX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that BDX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $97.31, the dividend yield is 2.03%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $97.31, representing a -7.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $104.98 and a 31.18% increase over the 52 week low of $74.18.

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 $7.47. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.01%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.

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.



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