Covidien plc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 03, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 05, 2014.
Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that COV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $72.63, the dividend yield is 1.76%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $72.63,
representing a -1.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.76 and
a 27.89% increase over the 52 week low of $56.79.
COV is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as 3M Company (
) and Baxter International Inc. (
). COV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.43. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.01%, compared to an
industry average of 9.9%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to COV through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COV as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF (
- WCM BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of
11.47% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of COV at 6.47%.