Covidien plc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 25, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 19,
2014. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that COV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $89.29, the dividend yield is 1.43%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $89.29,
representing a -3.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.68 and
a 50.9% increase over the 52 week low of $59.17.
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 $3.48. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.28%, compared to an
industry average of 13.7%.
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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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF (
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment (
- Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of
6.37% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting
of COV at 7.37%.