Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 03, 2013


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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 03, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BMY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.94% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $41.14, the dividend yield is 3.4%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BMY was $41.14, representing a -0.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.36 and a 34.27% increase over the 52 week low of $30.64.

BMY is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). BMY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.15. Zacks Investment Research reports BMY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -8.4%, compared to an industry average of -.1%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceutical Index Fund ( IHE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH )
  • First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund ( FDL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PJP with an increase of 15.98% over the last 100 days. IHE has the highest percent weighting of BMY at 6.34%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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